The Nigeria House Project Committee was formed with the primary role of establishing a hospitality house during Nigeria's participation in major international sporting events. It is for interpersonal relationship, propagation of socio-economic and political development of our nation before, during and after the games. The hospitality house is to showcase our country's rich cultural heritage in arts, craft, music, fashion, delicacies and tourism potentials as well as trade and investment opportunities.
The project is a Public Private Partnership concept between the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports, Nigeria Olympic Committee and MOBAB Consult Limited to mobilize participation from relevant ministries and Government Agencies, Corporate/Private Companies and individuals. All the Federal, State Government Agencies and other stakeholders are in collaboration to brand and promote the image of the Country.
The mandate given to the Committee are but not limited to:
- Overseeing the implementation of the Nigeria House henceforth.
- Liaise with relevant government and organized private sector to encourage the exhibition of our rich natural and cultural resources in Gold Coast, Queens Land, Australia & at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- Identify and solicit for sponsors, locally and outside Nigeria to get participants and tourists for the Nigeria House activities.
- Organize an interactive session launch or cocktail and Social/Gala Night with leading Nigeria Artistes, Active & Ex-international Athletes/players etc.
- Make available relevant information like games tickets, event timing and venues specifically for Nigerian sports enthusiast and participants of the Nigeria House.
It is important to state that through inter-ministerial efforts and collaboration with the organized private sector, the country would effectively tap into the economic potentials of sports. This is why in drawing the membership of the Committee priority was given to the PPP arrangement. The Committee is made up of seasoned and tested hands from various organizations that will drive the project. I am convinced that with their fertile minds and wealth of experience, they will attain lofty heights in this assignment.
On this note, I invite you to come on board and be part of this noble cause of promoting the Nigeria Brand.
Barr. Solomon S. Dalung
Honourable Minister of Youth & Sports Development
Sports, apart from being a unifying factor and vehicle of national unity, is no longer just an entertainment and recreational past-time activity, but a prominent social phenomenon that cannot be ignored in the socio-political and economic life of a Nation.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games is scheduled to hold from 4th-15th April, 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June - 15th July, 2018. The Nigeria Olympic Committee, as a member of the International Olympic Committee in partnership with the Nigeria House Project Committee, shall hold a mega Global Diaspora recruitment Fair.
This is for the purpose of mobilizing Corporate Nigerians to take part in the Global business opportunities associated with the Games. The NOC is to ensure that Nigeria's business potentials and rich cultural heritage are brought to limelight through this wonderful opportunity of participating in the highest sporting fiesta in the world.
AMONG ACTIVITIES LINED UP WITHIN THE NIGERIA HOSPITALITY HOUSE ARE:
- Business Conference and round table meetings
- Cultural promotion/celebration
- Sponsorship networking
- Cuisine and fashion shows
- Night Entertainment
- Tour of Australia/Moscow(site seeing)
- Local Sports Competition
On this note, we are writing to extend a special invitation to Corporate Nigeria and Nigerians to participate in this Global fiesta where Nigeria’s heritage and economic potentials, skilled professionals all over the world are expected to visit throughout the Games.
As you go through this website, we do hope you see the reason for your participation. The viabilities and strategies that are of immense benefit to the Nation, particularly your organization, is that your products and services will reach over 11 million staggering visitors to Gold Coast, Australia and at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia. We find this event a good one for your Corporate advancement, especially in the promotion of Nigeria made goods and window of investment opportunities associated with this project.
Welcome on board.
Engr. Habu A. Gumel
President Nigeria Olympic Committee
I welcome you to the official web page of the Nigeria House.
The Nigeria House Project is designed to mobilize and expose indigenous products or content that will project the image of the country to the international community beginning with the Sports sector which has mega fiestas across the globe.
The idea is to ensure that the Public Private Patnership (PPP) will periodically or permanently establish a house where products made in Nigeria or Nigerian and human resources can be projected such as Cultural Displays, Fashion, Solid Mineral, Cuisine, Business Conference/Meets, Diaspora recruitment, Tourism, etc.
The initial experiment is with the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports in collaboration with the Nigeria Olympic Committee which has the franchise of all the International Sports Federations, Association of African Olympic Committee Games, Commonwealth Games Association, the International Olympic Committee among others.
The experience with MOBAB Consult Limited, the driver of the Nigeria House Project, is so far awesome, quite revealing and as we can boldly say that there abound a very quality mileage in the Sports Sector as experience has shown that it is the only avenue where high convergence of Nations, people from different class comprising Old, Young, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Businessmen, spectators, Athletes, Officials, Delegates, Investors, Sponsors, Partners etc come together periodically. Certainly it has become a known fact that Sports is second to none.
On this note, I like to reiterate that we shall not relent in our quest to improve on the current status of the project as we invite you to join the train and make Nigeria Greater.
M. B. Abdullahi