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Sports will form part of Nigeria’s centenary celebration, says Olanipekun

Lagos – Sports will form part of the Nigeria Centenary Peace Celebration (NCPC) programme of activities for the public’s entertainment, the Centenary Sports Committee Chairman, Mr  Fabio Olanipekun, said on Friday.

According to him, the committee’s proposal to the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), for the centenary had been integrated into the elaborate event.

Olanipekun said on telephone that the committee’s proposals submitted some time ago to the SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, has now been approved.

“As part of our functions, a sports documentary is being put together.

“All the sports feats the country has recorded over the years will be captured in a documentary for the celebration.

“Part of our scope is to look into Nigeria’s sports profile and find out sports activities that have aided the country’s co-existence and highlight such during the event,” Olanipekun said.

The Chairman noted that Nigerians were generally emotional about sports issues, saying that his committee was being meticulous in the documentary so as to forestall any misinformation.

He said that although the documentary was for meant to entertain the public, it was also imperative to use the medium to refer to some nagging issues by putting them in perspective.

Nigeria Centenary Peace Celebration is billed to take place in 2014, to mark the country’s 100 years  of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates by  the first Governor-General, Sir Fredrick Lugard in 1914. (NAN).


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