Dalung Reconstitutes Nigeria House Project Committee
The Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has reconstituted the Nigeria House Project Committee, a development that led to the appointment of Mr. Ifedayo Akindoju and Ahmadu Musa Kida as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.
Others include two former members – Mr. Mohammed Baba Abdullahi who now returns as the Consultant/Coordinator and Mallam Ibrahim A. Abdul who will now serve as the new Assistant Secretary. Other appointees include Kelvin Erhunwmunse (Member), Hon Margaret Nzumbato (Member) Tonobok Ojuru Okowa (member) and Bolcit Patience Barshep (Member/Secretary)
The Minister who explained that members’ appointment is a selfless service that attract no monetary incentives has this to say.
“The services of the committee members are purely voluntary without any remuneration. The Nigeria House Project is entirely a voluntary project borne out of the members free volition to contribute to building Nigeria.”
The 8-man Committee will oversee activities of the Nigerian Hospitality House in next year’s Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia with the possibility of having its mandate extended to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Dalung, while appointing the members, explained that the combination of technocrats and experienced administrators in the committee is a deliberate effort at ensuring the success and efficient accomplishment of the assignment.
It will be recalled that the Nigeria House Project is a Public Private Partnership initiative between the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and MOBAB Consult Limited – a private management and marketing firm, to promote the good image of Nigeria through sports; as well as enhance Nigeria brand in international sporting meets, beginning with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Committee also has the objective of harnessing Nigeria’s rich culture to enhance the socio-economic and political development of the country and help market the economic potentials of Nigeria to the international community with a view to attracting foreign investment to the country.
The Committee has since commenced work in earnest.