As we count days to the visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, His Excellency, Dr. Thomas Bach, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Olympic Committee is in high spirit to receive the number one man in the Olympic circuit.
This visit to Nigeria further confirms that the government of Nigeria under the able leadership of His Excellency, Mahammadu Buhari is not only committed to the development of sports across board but using it as a tool to drive his government and project them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
This is the second time the IOC President will be visiting our great country, the first being the coming of former IOC President, His Excellency, Dr. Jaques Rogge in 2009 which was an historic visit.
The IOC President accompanied with his delegation will commission the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), new secretariat which is situated in Abuja, Nigeria during the visit and some other places of interest.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Olympic Committee is ensuring the delivery of this headquarters project in a matter of days.
There will be a World Press Conference in Abuja on Monday November 11, 2019 to herald this August visit in November.