…Nigeria’s Contingent Departs August 31


The Director General, Na
tional Sports Commission (NSC), Al-Hassan Yakmut, has said that the country’s contingent to the All Africa Games would depart for Brazzaville on August 31.
Yakmut told newsmen in Lagos that the contingent would converge on Abuja before travelling to the Congelese capital for the 11th edition of the games.
He said that Nigeria would feature in 19 events, including athletics, at the continental championships.
He said that the welfare of contingent was top on NSC’s priority, stressing that the commission would ensure that the athletes were adequately cared for.
“The Federal government has released funds which will be channelled towards the AAG, World Youth Games in Samoa and preparation towards the Olympics.
“Athletes’ welfare will be our priority; the funds will be channelled towards their accommodation, feeding and flight, among others.
“We will ensure that the money given by the Federal Government will be used judiciously.
“It will be irresponsible if the money disbursed by NSC to federations is not used appropriately,” he said.