Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Rio De Janeiro 2016 - Publisher Wants Concentration On Sports With Medal Prospects

The CEO, Peoples Media Limited, Mallam Ali M. Ali has advised the National Sports Commission (NSC) to concentrate on developing sports in which Nigeria has comparative advantage, ahead of next summer Olympics - Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Ali said this when the executive members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT Chapter paid him a courtesy visit at the Peoples Media Headquarters in Utako, Abuja on Tuesday.

He lamented the poor outing of Nigeria at the 2012 London Olympics, where the most populous African country, Nigeria, failed to win a single medal.

"I must commend Abuja SWAN for the steps you are taking in sports this time around; your EXCO is the first body under the NUJ to pay our organization a visit which is commendable. Also, I want to use this opportunity to express dissatisfaction at Nigeria's poor performance at the London Olympics, it was shameful that as big as Nigeria is, we failed to win even a wooden medal," Ali said.

Ali however pledged to support SWAN FCT chapter in it upcoming SWAN week slated for November 14th.

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