N/Assembly Will Not Condone Activities Inimical To Sports Development In Nigeria – Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has said the National Assembly will not tolerate any activity that will have adverse effect on the development of sports in Nigeria.
“These Bills represent elements of change required to reposition the Nigerian Sports sector. To state that the sector has been on a steady downslide is stating the obvious. Hence, to concretise strategy on effective administration and management of the industry as well as establish institutions and agencies to enable it realise its full potentials and capacity is most timely for the sanctity of the sector and integrity of Nigeria in the comity of nations.
“The Sport industry is one of the critical sectors of the economy. Over the years, sport has become a global economic and business undertaking; the need to get serious in this context cannot be overemphasised. Most importantly the sector represents a safe haven for the youths, where they are, in most cases, recognised nationally and internationally. Most importantly perhaps is the reality that sports has remained one of the greatest unifying factors to Nigeria as a nation for we we all are indebted.
“The National Assembly, as partner in the Nigerian project, will not condone activities inimical to the development of the Sports industry. I assure you that members of the committee, who are seasoned administrators and professionals in varied disciplines, understand the magnitude of the task before them and are prepared to consult extensively on these Bills to arrive at logical and functional conclusions.”
The 3 bills are i. A Bill for an Act to repeal The Nigerian Football Association Act, CAP. N110, Laws of the The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 and re-enact the Nigeria Football Federation Act To Provide For the administration of the game of football in Nigeria.