The President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, has been appointed the chairman, Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) Sport-For-All Commission.
The appointment, which is contained in a letter dated May 29, 2023, noted that Dr. Abdul’s engagement is in recognition of his wealth of experience and outstanding contribution to Nigerian sports as well as the Olympic Movement.
In the letter signed by the President NOC, Engr. Habu Gumel, while charging him to bring his expertise to bear in his new office, wished the Commission’s chairman all the best in the discharge of his responsibilities.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that the Executive Board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee has approved your appointment as the Chairman of the Sport For All Commission.
“Your appointment is in recognition of your wealth of experience and outstanding contribution to Nigerian sports as well as the Olympic Movement. It is therefore hoped that you would bring to bear your expertise and experience in achieving the goals of your Commission and the NOC in general,” the letter reads.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdul’s first assignment as Sport-For-All Commission Chairman is the organisation of the forthcoming Olympic Day Celebration slated to hold on June 24.
Termed ‘’Let’s Move,” the celebration seeks to encourage people to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, corresponding to the minimum time recommended by the World Health Organization for good health.
It is also a special day to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect as enunciated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the years.