Nigeria Enters Race To Host 2022 Youth Olympic Games
Nigeria has officially made a proposal to the International Olympic Committee to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Abuja.
At a video presentation held in Abuja on Sunday, the Nigerian delegation assured the visiting members of the International Olympic Committee IOC, that Abuja will be ready to host the games if Nigeria gets the nod.
The Nigerian delegation comprised the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Permanent Secretary Mr Adesola Olusade, the Nigeria Olympic Committee President Engr Habu Gumel and officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Federal Capital Territory,
Barrister Dalung in his remarks, commended the IOC for considering an African host for the event.
"Abuja is ready to host because we have hosted international competitions in the past. Moreover, the IOC has emphasized that countries seeking to host the games should not build new structures but improve on their existing ones or make use of temporary facilities which will be dismantled after the games.
"We have the organizational capacity, the experience and the technical know-how to host."
''Abuja as a city has most of the requirements as enumerated to us by the IOC in a video presentation. We hope that at the end of the day, Nigeria will be chosen to host the 2022 Games for Africa,"Dalung said