My NOC secured IOC scholarships for Brume, Amusan, others, says Gumel
President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, is proud that he led the body to secure regular scholarships for top Nigerian athletes to better their performances.
Gumel, gunning for re-election in the NOC elections slated for December 15, revealed that two Nigerian athletes, who excelled at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume, were on the sponsorship of the Olympic body.
He noted that the NOC, as an organ of the Federal Government, placed Amusan and Brume on a scholarship programme since 2018 with yearly stipends to them till date.
Working in concert with the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), the NOC president added that the duo of Amusan and Brume were among the 14 Nigerian athletes that will continue to receive NOC support till Paris 2024 Olympics.
According to Gumel, the scholarship fund is from the IOC Solidarity Fund secured by the NOC.
“We have 14 of our notable Grade A athletes on this scheme and we have never failed to give them their training and school grants,” he added.”