President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a total and comprehensive re-organisation of the Nigerian sporting sector following the disastrous outing of the country’s contingent to the recently concluded Olympic Games in the United Kingdom.

From left, Ms. Ama Pepple, Minister of Lands and Housing, Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe and Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga during the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Meeting Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Minister of Information, Labaran Maku who dropped the hint after Wednesdays federal Executive Council meeting however declined to give details on who may lose his job in the planned re-organisation of the sports sector.

According to the Minister a national retreat which will involve state governments as well as the private sector to re-order priorities in the Nigerian sporting sector would be convened to address the challenges in the sporting sector.The minister said “President Goodluck Jonathan today ordered for total and comprehensive re-organization of the sporting sector, following the disappointing performances of Nigerian contingent to the London 2012 Olympics. The President accordingly directed for a national retreat which will involved state governments as well as the private sector to re-order priorities in the Nigerian sporting sector.

“He said what took place in London must be the beginning of a new momentum to place Nigerian sports at a level that will enable this country return to the glory it is known for in the areas of  sports.

“President Jonathan believes for us to change the present scenario we need to specialize, we need to plan and we need to fund sports in a way that this country will continue to make impact in the sporting sector.


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