The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed former Ogun State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Bukola Olopade as the Chairman, Local Organising Committee for the 2024 National Sports Festival (NSF).
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Olopade will be leading other 15 members in organising the sports festival.
Olopade is 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.
Those on the committee are; Mr Tilewa Adebayo, a sports enthusiast, as co-chairman; Chief (Mrs.) Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, 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.
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.
The statement said that the LOC has been mandated to set up subcommittees, made up of various stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free exercise as well as deliver a sports festival that is second to none in the country.
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