NSF 2024: Ogun unveils 16-man Local Organising Committee - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, July 11, 2023

NSF 2024: Ogun unveils 16-man Local Organising Committee

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Ogun State government, on Tuesday unveiled a 16-man Local Organizing Committee ahead of the 2024 National Sports Festival (NSF) to be hosted by the state. 

The unveiling, followed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by State government with the Federal Government in May through the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, where Governor Dapo Abiodun pledged the State's willingness and readiness to host the NSF. 

The Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, who  made this known in Abeokuta, listed former Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the State, Bukola Olopade as the Chairman of the LOC, alongside Mr Tilewa Adebayo, a Sports enthusiast, as co-chairman.

Olapade, the progenitor of the top-rated Access Bank-sponsored Lagos City Marathon, Abeokuta 10km Marathon race, and the Remo ultra-race, remains topnotch in the world of sports in Nigeria.

Another member of the Committee, Chief (Mrs.) Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo (MON) who is regarded as the queen of tracks is a 1998 World Cup of Athletics Champion, 400 metres grand prix champion, 200 metres world champion, two-time Olympic medalist and the first female Nigerian to win an individual Olympic medal and hold the African record in 400 metres till date. 

Others include the Secretary-General of the local organising committee (LOC) for the NSF Edo 2020, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa, one of Nigeria's notable sports administrators, ex-chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC); working committee of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) and Chairman of the Youth Committee of African Table Tennis Federation, Dr Kweku Tandoh, as well as the renowned sports psychologist and head of the Department of Sports and Exercise Medical Sciences at University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana, Professor Oluwaseun Olanrewaju Omotayo, 

Also in the Committee are the Vice Chairman of Ijebu Ode Local Government, Hon  Dare Alebiosu; Mr. Kunle Solaja, Olusegun Oyende, Mr Olatunji Onatolu, Mrs. Modele Sharafa Yussuf,  Demola Are, Abiodun Jubril Elegbede, Ola Opedimeji Adisa, the former Commissioner for Youth & Sports and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports.

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