The Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Honourable Gbenga Elegbeleye has disclosed that the Commission has mapped out strategies to woo Nigerian athletes wherever they are in the United States of America, Europe and other parts to come and participate in the development of sports in the country.
Elegbeleye who was in London on August 17th, 2013 for the Africa’s Diasporans through sport seminar where he gave an inspiring lecture on Nigerians sports and the enabling environment put in place by the National Sports Commission for Nigerian athletes in Diaspora to come back home and help in the growth of sports in Nigeria said the trip will soon start yielding positive dividends.
”Recently the National Sports Commission decided to change the trend as regards the way we package our sports programmes and has introduced a welfare package that will be attractive to our athletes wherever
they are anywhere in the world and at home too.
”We are sincerely working very hard to ensure that we have a solid structure on ground and make our system workable and also make our athletes happier which I believe will start yielding positive results
as from next year’s Commonwealth Games but our main target is the 2016 Olympics in Brazil”, the DG of the NSC disclosed in Abuja.
According to him it is better these athletes enjoy such funds because without them there won’t be the National Sports Commission in the first place. He also added that the beneficiaries would be in three
categories namely A, B and C as category A will be treated first.