FG, Sports Ministry Gear Up For IOC President’s Visit

FG, Sports Ministry Gear Up For IOC President’s Visit

By Amaechi Agbo

The federal government of Nigeria through the ministry of youth and sports development, has commence intense preparation ahead of the second visit of International Olympic Committee, IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach later this month, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

In a release made available by the Director of Press, youth and sports ministry, A.B. Lere Monday, it notes that the Nigeria government is very much prepared and is putting modalities in motion to ensure a memorable visit by the number Olympic man in the world.

According to the itinerary mad available, the Olympic President will commission the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), new secretariat which is situated in Abuja, Nigeria during the visit and some other places of interest as well as world press conference on Monday November 11 to herald the visit of Dr Thomas.

“As we count days to the visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, His Excellency, Dr. Thomas Bach, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Olympic Committee is in high spirit to receive the number one man in the Olympic circuit.

“This visit to Nigeria further confirms that the government of Nigeria under the able leadership of His Excellency, Mahammadu Buhari is not only committed to the development of sports across board but using it as a tool to drive his government and project them to be the leaders of tomorrow. 

“This is the second time the IOC President will be visiting our great country, the first being the coming of former IOC President, His Excellency, Dr. Jaques Rogge in 2009 which was an historic visit.

“The IOC President accompanied with his delegation will commission the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), new secretariat which is situated in Abuja, Nigeria during the visit and some other places of interest. 

“The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Olympic Committee is ensuring the delivery of this headquarters project in a matter of days.

“There will be a World Press Conference in Abuja on Monday November 11, 2019 to herald this August visit in November,” the release read.

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