Abuja - Permanent Secretary Special Duties
Office (SDO) of the Secretary to the Government (SGF) Dr Amina Shamaki, has restated
the commitment of the Government to the patronage of made in Nigeria sports
This would enable the development of grassroots games in
Shamaki has reiterated this during the fifth edition of the
Annual ICON Sports Management Conference/Awards 2016, held at the Raw Materials
Research and Development Hall in Abuja.
She said there was a Federal Government policy, which
encouraged government departments and agencies to patronise local manufacturers
in order to save hard earned foreign exchange.
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Shamaki charged investors and sports equipment manufacturers
not to limit production of sporting equipment to only football but across all
She meanwhile reiterated the need for sporting activities to
start at an early age in the development of children, to enable the country
identify potential and talented young Nigerians.
“Sport is one thing that is close to health. Without health,
your life is not alive,” said Shamaki.
- CAJ News