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Nigeria Sport is dead – David Emeana


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The inconsistencies in administering sports policies and ceaseless government interference has continually mitigated against investment in the sector, leading to its present bleak state, renown sports administrator and member of the immediate past board of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, NRFF, David Emeana has stated.

Emeana in chat with sport writers on Wednesday evening at his Nasaarawa Kano GRA office lamented the poor handling of sports developmental and promotional issues, stressing that the economic sector of the industry has a dry future.

He queried how government officers charged with running sports affairs kept acting like bulls in a china shop, ignoring the damages been inflicted on the sector through their retrogressive actions.

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Emeana further note that overtime sports investors have shunned Nigeria , he blamed the situation on unwarranted interferences from government officials, who are consistent in earning Nigeria the wrath of global sports governing bodies.

He described the recent fiat dissolution of Nigeria sports federations by Nigeria’s minister of sports, Sunday Dare as an affront act that is totally unacceptable, arguing that the decision has portray Nigerian sports in negative light.

According to him, Sunday Dare in contrast to his recent action should have invested his energy towards granting autonomy to the national sporting bodies, to enable these bodies fetch funds and also operate according to best global spAorts practices.

He said, true autonomy granted to the sporting bodies in Nigeria will open avenues for more investors, since the federations will then be immune from government interference, which is the greatest fear been harbored by potential investors, he said presently the industry could be best described as lifeless.


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