The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced an extension for the submission of memoranda as part of a review of the NOC Constitution.

The initial deadline of April 30 has been extended to May 10, 2024.

The six-member committee, chaired by Hussaini Garun-Gabas, was inaugurated on February 9, 2024, in Abuja.

The committee was tasked with reviewing and updating the 23-year-old NOC Constitution, which has been in effect since 2001.

Tony Nezianya, the Public Relations Officer of the NOC, stated that this exercise is crucial for ensuring good governance and best practices within the Olympic Movement.

The committee members also include Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Prof. Mariam Suleiman, Emmanuel Agwu, Tunde Kazeem, and Emmanuel Nweri.

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The NOC Constitution serves as a guiding document for the committee’s day-to-day operations and outlines the executive activities of the NOC, including the presidents of all Olympic sports and partners such as the Federal Government of Nigeria and sponsors.

The Constitution review exercise is seen as a fundamental requirement for the NOC to strengthen its mission and vision, and enhance its ability to support and promote Nigerian athletes on the international stage.

The committee’s terms of reference include assessing the impact of the current Constitution and recommending amendments where necessary.

The current NOC Constitution came into effect during the 2021 Elective Annual General Meeting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

By extending the deadline for submitting memoranda, the NOC aims to ensure that it receives input from all relevant stakeholders, further strengthening the review process and its outcomes.