2017 Nigerian Sports Award has inaugurated a new award panel. This follows the dissolution of the Ikeddy Isiguzo led panel, which has been in charge for the past five years.
Mr. Kayode Idowu, Executive Director, Unmissable Incentive Limited, revealed this shortly after the inauguration of the new panel at the inaugural meeting held in Lagos yesterday.
According to Idowu, the new panel for Nigerian Sports Award will be chaired by Dr. Kweku Tandoh, a seasoned sports administrator, former Director of Sports, Lagos State and General Secretary of the Main Organizing Committee of the Eko 2012, National Sports Festival.
Other members of the panel include, Nigeria’s Ex-International Basketball player, Olumide Oyedeji (new member), Hauwakuli Akinyemi (new member), while Chief Falilat Ogunkoya, Michel Obi and Fred Edoreh return as members of the panel.
Idowu commended the outgoing panel for their service and contribution to the Nigerian Sports Award in the last five year, noting that as one-time members of the panel, they will always remain members of the Award as Ex-officials.
In his remarks, the new Chairman of the award panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh promised to work with the members of the team to take the Awards to the next level.
Dr. Tandoh then called on all stakeholders in Nigeria Sports as well as all sports loving individuals, corporate organisations and the government to support the Nigerian Sports Award in encouraging our nation’s athletes to excel in their chosen sports
“I must note that the Nigerian Sports Award has really come to stay, the award has become the rallying platform for excellence in sports in Nigeria.” Dr. Tandoh said.
Speaking on the programme of 2017 Award, Mr. Kayode Idowu announced that the entire calendar for the award is between August and December 2017. The inaugural press conference and nomination opening will hold in the early August.