Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), and Chairman of the Kano State Sports Reform Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, is expected in Lagos on Tuesday to get a first hand feel of the making of two important organizations.
One of them is the National Institute for Sports (NIS), which is situated inside the National Stadium in Lagos and the Sports Academy in Wasimi, Ogun State, originated by former Green Eagles skipper, Chief Segun Odegbami (MON).
Galadima told reporters that his committee, which consists of technocrats in sports and higher institutions in Kano state and beyond was determined to make a good job of what Governor Kwakwanso, gave to them, though he fears that the four weeks duration might not be enough to complete the job.
“We totally agree with His Excellency, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwakanso, that the boundless energies of youths in Kano state and indeed Nigeria can be redirected through sports and that is why we have accepted to serve and ensure that we get the best for him in terms of sports policies and institutions.
The NIS is a premier sports institution in Nigeria and if we must have the type in Kano we must tap from their wealth of experience, same for the Sports and Football Academy in Wasimi, owned by Chief Odegbami, who is a foremost footballer and talent groom expert, we must just learn from them and that is why we are coming to Lagos”, he said.
The team is expected back in Kano towards the end of the week and Galadima assured that Kano indegenes will appreciate their final report to the Governor, because of its thoroughness and objectivity.