The minister for Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has dismissed the 15-man Nigeria ‘Hospitality’ House Project committee constituted for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhassan Yakmut.
The Special Adviser on Media to the Minister, Mrs. Nneka Ikem Anibeze, said in a statement on Sunday, that in its place, a 7-man committee was constituted by Dalung.
The re-constituted committee has Alhaji Mohammed B. Abdullahi as Chairman and project coordinator, while the Nigeria Olympic Committee will be represented by Hon. Bappa A. Missau, as the representative of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
Other members of the committee include Shamma Makpa, a Sports Officer at the National Sports Commission; Okechukwu Nebo, Head of Chancery, Nigerian Embassy in Brazil; and three ministerial nominees, Alhaji Bala Usman, Tar Ukoh and Adeshola Ndu.
The new Olympic committee bestowed with the responsibility of showcasing Nigeria’s culture at this year’s Rio Olympic Games will be inaugurated today, Monday, 25th January by the minster of Youth and Sports.