New sports policies that will redefine the direction for sports development is underway as the Director-General, National Sports Commission, NSC, Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut has inaugurated a 12-man Committee that will review the 2009 National Sport Policy and suggest other possible ways that will better the progress of sporting programs in Nigeria.
Yakmut said, “The inauguration also marks a historical process of reviewing the national sports policies that will align with technical development in sports.”
Mallam Yakmut stated that sports policy is one of the avenues which the present government hopes to use in achieving progress in the sports sector as it will also, serve as a guide in the administration of sports in Nigeria.
He charged the committee members who were drawn from different fields in the sport sector, in the commission, to use their professionalism to create policies that can be implemented in the states, local government, as well as benefit sports generally.
The committee members are to operate with the following term of reference:
To review the 2009 National Sports Policy in line with the demands of contemporary sports administration, Review the terms and condition of athletes/ officials engagement and development and review of participation and collaboration with military, paramilitary and tertiary institution.
Also the committee is mandated to review the role of ICT and information management in sports governance, review partnership with FME, Insurance and marketing Companies.
Review role of State and Local government in sporting activities;
It is also saddled with the responsibility of reviewing the participation of foreign based athletes in international competitions as well as review National Policy and implementation of grass root sports progrmmes.
Mrs. Lizzy Onyenwenwa, a Deputy Director in the Planning Department of the commission is to chair the committee, while Mrs. Anastasia George is the Secretary.
In her remarks, the Chairman assured the DG of the teamss willingness to maximally review the policy and to come up with implementable policies that will move sports to higher heights.

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