By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja
Sports Minister/Chairman National Sports Commission, Sani Ndanusa, said yesterday that he was ready to offer himself for probe for his activities during the just ended FIFA Under-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009.
In his remark at the meeting with the Presidents of all the Sports Federations yesterday, Ndanusa, who also is the president of Nigeria Tennis Federation, said his actions at the championship was aimed at ensuring that the country is properly showcased to the whole world.
â€œI know I may have stepped on various toes during the championship, but now that the event is over, and Nigeriaâ€™s name has been properly placed in the world map, people now talk well of the country, as the country has now become a tourist attractionâ€, he said.
He, however, apologised to all those he must have offended during the period, while signifying intention to answer all queries from the championship.
The NSC henchman stated that sports development is a collective responsibility, and the National Sports Federations are the bedrock for its actualisation.
He, however, emphasised that now that the FIFA Under-17 World Cup was over, â€œIâ€™ll attend to other sports to ensure a sustainable development from the grassroots.
â€œIn collaboration with the relevant agencies the NSC has designed a comprehensive model for the establishment of Sports Development Centres in all the communities of the countryâ€, Sani Ndanusa said while speaking yesterday at the meeting with the presidents of the National Sports Federations.
He stated that the desire to hold the meeting was borne out the conviction that sports can take a greater height with collective efforts.