Information reaching 9ja news says that the Federal Government is set to recognize 60 sports icons that have won laurels for the country in the last six decades. This is part of the FG’s activities to commemorate the Nation’s 60th independence anniversary.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made this known in a statement saying “The last 60 years has seen remarkable attainment in Sports by great sports men and women. These individuals and teams brought glory and honour to our fatherland.
“They therefore need to be symbolically honoured as a mark of appreciation for their selfless service. By this recognition, the athletes will feel fulfilled and the younger generation would get motivated to emulate them.”
The event is scheduled to kick off on October 8 at the Veldrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. This is after the voting process has been concluded on the same day and the final sport icons will be picked by a committee. The pictures of the selected sports icon will be displayed for 60 days.
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