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Over 22 Sports Administrators from across the Country participated at the just concluded 3-day Sports Administration Course organized by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in partnership with the National Association For Physical, Health Education, Recreation Sports and Dance (NAPHER-SD) South West .

Held at the boardroom of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos from 5-7 June, 2024, the
Programme attracted
participants from various profession including Lawyers, doctors, Journalists, and Secretaries of Sports Federations with Prof Abiodun Moronfolu, Prof. Patrick Oyeniyi, Dr. Toyin Aluko and Dr. Akin Amao among others as facilitators.

Aimed at boosting Sports Administration in the country, programme co-ordinator, Mrs Deborah Chidobi said the seminar must have equiped participants with the required tools needed for them to excel in Sports Administraton.

President of the NOC. Engr. Habu Gumel, who declared the seminar closed, said he is of of the believe that the participants must have been enriched knowledge wise and charged them to go back to their domain and start putting what they have learnt into practice.

“The goal is to promote harmony in sports management worldwide based on active collaboration to ensure it’s success in various states and organizations, including Nigeria.

Adding that the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the parent body, through its Solidarity programme, designed the Sports Administration and Advanced Sports Management courses to help National Olympic Committees in enhancing the skills of sports administration worldwide.

Engr.Gumel advised Nigeria Sports Administrators not to joke with Sports Administration programmes such as this, as it not only empowers sports growth and give local communities opportunity to discuss good governance, ethical sports values, the achievement of sports values, the achievement of Olympic Movement and practical sports adminisration principles,
the programme also contributes to effective sports management and strengthening the country’s ecosystem.

This 5th collaborative effort between the NOC and NAPHER-SD, underscores the commitment these organizations to elevate sports management practices and Sports Administration empowerment across Nigeria.

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