By Nehemiah Gwamna – Lafia
All is now set to honour Sixty Nigerian sports icons and personalities that have won laurels for Nigeria and those that have made meaningful impact on sports development in the last sixty years.
The event is part of activities organised by the Federal government to celebrate Nigeria’s Diamond jubilee .
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare while receiving the Report of the Committee set up to collate the votes by Nigerians for the Sixty awardees said the event was initiated to reward excellence and hard work.
The Minister appealed to other deserving awardees who may not have been voted for in the first edition to be patient, assuring that they could also be rewarded in subsequent editions.
The event which will hold at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Friday October 16th 2020 is expected to be graced by President Muhammadu Buhari, members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as well some of the awardees and members of their families.
The committee received over 3,500 nominations who were voted for through various social media channels, television, radio and other