January 30, 2023



Gumel declares NOC/Olympic solidarity sports activities medication seminar open

From proper: President of Nigeria Olympics Committe Engr. Habu Gumel receiving Queens Baton Relay from Queens delegate for onward handover to Minister of Youth and Sports activities improvement Sunday Dare who will then handover to President Muhammadu Buhari

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Ahmed Gumel, has declared open the NOC/Olympic Solidarity Sports activities Drugs Seminar ongoing on the Media Centre, Nationwide Stadium Complicated, Surulere, Lagos.

Gumel, who was represented by NOC Public Relation Officer, Phemmy Adetula, enjoined contributors to take cognizance of topical points which will likely be extensively addressed by visitor audio system because it impacts the expansion and well being of Nigerian athletes and improvement of sport.

Adetula stated with the theme, “Promote and Shield The Integrity of Sports activities and Well being of Athletes”, “sports activities medication is one thing athletes, coaches and directors ought to concentrate on as a result of it has turn into an enormous problem and a recurring decimal in our sporting occasions and as we method the Nationwide Sports activities Competition in Delta State within the subsequent couple of days, I urge all of the contributors to pay attention attentively to our eminent audio system and be taught precious classes from their wealth of expertise which can propel our sports activities in the fitting path.

NOC Chairman, Medical and Scientific Fee, Dr Festus Oshoba, in his speech welcomed all contributors each on-line and bodily to the seminar and harped on the necessity for info and information about sports activities medication to be propagated amongst athletes and main stakeholders.

He thereafter launched the audio system together with Dr Akin Amao, Prof Ken Anugweje, Dr Akin George, Dr Sam Ogbondeminu. Others are Dr Bukola Bojuwoye, Olumide Oyedeji, Dr Paul Onyeudo, Dr Bakare Ummukulthoum, Prof Ade-Akingboye amongst others.

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Highlighting the necessity to create extra consciousness through the seminar, Dr Akin Amao emphasised the necessity for concerted effort to coach coaches and technical personnel with the intention to affect the fitting precept on athletes.

“Some athletes don’t have the knowledge and training about medicine because it pertains to their well being, so we have to enhance on that facet in order that as they practice they’re instructed about sure issues that shouldn’t be taken after they compete. These substances will not be simply efficiency enhancing medicine, they’re additionally detrimental to their well being,” Amao stated.

The three-day seminar which commenced on Tuesday November 22 will run until Thursday November 24, 2022.