Senate passes National Sports Commission Bill

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A Bill for an Act to establish the National Sports Commission(NSC) to oversee the administration of sports and other related matters was on Tuesday passed by the Senate.

The passage of the bill, sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Mr Obinna Ogba, came through a voice vote after its clause-by-clause consideration by the lawmakers.

Presenting report on the bill earlier, Ogba had said that the function of the commission including encouraging the development, organisation and participation in sporting activities in the country.

He also said that the commission would maintain all Federal Government sporting facilities, adding that the onus of training athletes and officials fell on it.

He added that it would be the responsibility of the body to advise and guide the organization of sports competitions for the country.

The lawmaker urged the senate…

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