Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi was on Monday accredited for the 2012 National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged "Eko 2012".
Receiving the accreditation card in his office at the Abuja National Stadium, the minister said that the completion of registration of team officials, athletes, coaches and delegates for the festival online and on time marks another innovation and improvement in the organisation of the National Sports Festival.
He noted that the involvement of international sporting organisations and personalities in the 2012 edition will add value and promote international best practices in the Games.
A total of 11,549 athletes and officials have been authenticated and registered for the Games excluding Main Organizing Committee (MOC) members, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) members, Liaison Officers, workforce and volunteers.
Athletes are 8,045, coaches 1,382, Team Officials 1,000 while 1,122 delegates will take part in the Games. A total of 1132 Technical Officials will be deployed out of which 613 will be invited from outside Lagos and 519 sourced from within.