Fed Gov To Honour Sixty Nigerian Sports Icons

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 

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