The federal government has set up a 12-person committee to work towards the successful production and second launch of the Sports Book of Records, with a view to documenting the achievements of athletes for posterity.
The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, during the inauguration of the Committee today at his office in Abuja, called on them to work diligently to ensure the production and launch of a one-stop-shop document for the sportsmen of the country as well as their past and present achievements.
That, he said, is to ensure that the sacrifices and patriotic zeal of athletes are written in gold and documented accordingly.
Represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, Dare instructed the committee to be proactive and approach the mission with utmost responsibility and patriotism, also urging them to bring their rich experience to ensure a production and launch. successful from the record books. .
According to him, the Sports Book of Record is a compendium chronicling the achievements of Nigerian sportsmen over the years. “It should serve as reference research material for athletes and the younger generation,” he said.
Dare highlighted the terms of reference of the Committee, among others, putting in place all the necessary logistics for a successful launch; identify key Nigerian sports players and organizations who will sponsor the book and suggest names of sportsmen who will receive meritorious awards at the launch.
In response, the Chairperson of the Committee and Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (PRS) of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Sport, Ms. Victoria Agbo, thanked the leaders of the ministry for the opportunity given to them. was granted to serve in this capacity. and pledged the Committee’s commitment to the successful production and launch of the Book of Records.
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