Resetting The Button Of Sports Development In Nigeria -Odegbami


I am still in Independence Day mood.
It is the first week into the start of the next chapter in the story of a country called Nigeria.

Let us project and call it ‘Nigeria in 2080’, a peep into the future. What do I see?

I am looking again at my sector – the sports sector. An item confronts me. Permit me to wade gently towards it. Probably, at the end, I will make some sense of my niggling thought.

Experience is a great teacher. It cannot be bought in the market place. I realise I have plenty of it in Nigerian sports. It is only after gaining an experience that one can say with conviction that ‘I know’, and be taken seriously.

Last week, Nigerians from all walks of life, in all media, reviewed the performance of the country since she became Independent. It was meet and proper to take stock and to conduct an audit of how the country has fared in 60 years.

Unfortunately, the unofficial consensus is that the country has not done as well as she should and could have….

Source: Complete Sports