Senate Sets In Motion FCT Sports Commission
…… _Commission’s Establishment Bill Passes 2nd Reading_
Senate yesterday set in motion the establishment of a sports commission for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT
The commission will have semblance of a state’s sports commission
A Bill in the works for the FCT Sports Commission, sponsored by Senator Philip Aduda (PDP FCT), was read for the second time on the floor of the Senate
By this development, a public hearing where Stakeholders will deliberate on whether or not there’s need for an FCT Sports Commission becomes the next stage of the journey towards actualisation
Sponsor of the bill Senator Aduda in his lead debate, said that the commission, when established will be charged with the responsibility of administering, encouraging and developing sports and games in the FCT.
He added that the the bill, if assented to by the president, will encourage the development, organization and participation in sports in Abuja
The lawmaker further informed that the commission will co-ordinate and integrate efforts to raise the standard of performance in sports as well as promote co-operation with other sports bodies, their physical fitness and general well-being.
The commission is also expected to organize, assist financially the participation in sports at inter-state, national and international levels, provide and maintain sports centers and facilities for the training of Nigerians as instructors and organizers of sports.
Senator Aduda further stated that the bill will bring FCT sports to be in line with international best practice in the areas of sports administration.
After deliberation, the bill is referred to Senate Committee on Sports for further legislative actions and to report back in four weeks.