NIS rolls out plans for silver jubilee celebration
The National Institute of Sports (NIS), a leading sports training institution in Nigeria, has rolled out plans to celebrate its silver jubilee anniversary, even as it planned to organise the convocation for no fewer than 1,500 graduates who had completed their training programme some years ago.
Some of the plans to mark the special occasion include an anniversary lecture/gala & dinner, NIS Awards of sporting excellence, convocation/ lecture and investiture of honourary fellows of the institute as well as recognition awards for sports journalism.
Director General of NIS, Dr. Kingdom Chukwudi Eke, said yesterday that the celebration was being organised in line with NIS vision “to be a first class institute transforming Nigeria and sustaining it as a world leader in sports,” adding that the initiative would no doubt make a clearer and louder statement about NIS resolve before all its stakeholders.
He said that fund was a major challenge for them, adding that the silver jubilee was an avenue for people to know that NIS is in existence.
The director general disclosed that the institute had in the past years of its existence being consistent and committed to delivering on its statutory mandate. It has produced over 15,000 manpower in sports that have continued to place Nigeria on the global sports arena winning medals, laurels and awards.
“NIS graduates are prominently engaged in services at national, state and local government levels as well as clubs. A sizeable number are in ECOWAS sub-regions and other parts of Africa coaching and managing talents who are breaking barriers in global sports events.
“We have produced graduates who have attained their career peak and hauled laurels, awards and medals for their distinguished and outstanding sporting feats”, the Director General hinted.