The International Olympic Committee, IOC recently concluded the 6th Edition of its Solidarity Sports Administration Course for NAPHER-SD/ Sports Administrators/ Media Officers/ Sports Organisations.

Capacity development is crucial and essential for individuals and organizational growth to improve empirical knowledge and further broaden skills to function and continue to stay relevant within a dynamic environment.

The IOC in conjunction with Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has been tremendously helpful in organizing trainings and workshops for relevant stakeholders in the sports circle.

At the end of a 3 day extensive and rigorous training session, the following memo was reached:

1. The participants appreciated highly the commitment and unquantifiable zeal of IOC/Olympic solidarity/NOC for the consistency in their quest to educate and impact invaluable knowledge in stakeholders.

2. Appeal for more of the training not only for Sports administrators but also be extended to other stakeholders including Sports Media, Paramilitary, Entrepreneurs etc as the course encompasses all works of life.

3. It is imperative to note that organizing training of this high standard is capitally intensive hence  Appeal for more funds for grassroots sports Development especially for African countries is hereby solicited from IOC.

4. Participants root for the urgent take-off of National Olympic Academy for Nigeria to enhance further sports development and propagate the teaching of Olympic values and importance.

5. Sustainability of this impactful Training hinges on funds availability, hence participants Appeal for more Private corporate involvement and support for sports development in the country.

6. Participants also clamour for government to pay more attention to sports Development which invariably serve as a tool to combat social vices affecting the country.

The training was held at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) from Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st January 2022.

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