ⓘ National Sports Commission. The National Sports Commission is the Nigerian apex body responsible for regulating sports in the country, with Alhassan Yakmut serv ..

                                     

ⓘ National Sports Commission

The National Sports Commission is the Nigerian apex body responsible for regulating sports in the country, with Alhassan Yakmut serving as the last Director-General before it was scrapped by the Muhammadu Buhari government in 2015. It is headed by the Minister of Sports in Nigeria. Its origin dates as far back as 1910 with the creation of empire Day competition.

                                     

1. Some Notable Moments

  • Became established as the National Sports Commission in 1971 by the Federal Military Government Decree 34 of 1971
  • In 1995, The National Sport Commission was nulled and replaced with Ministry of Youth and Sports.
  • The first time Nigeria participated in an international sporting event was in 1934 Common Wealth and Empire Day Games held in London.
  • In 2007, The Ministry for Sport and Social again nulled then replaced with the now National Sports Commission.
  • In 1975, Nigeria had her first Minister for Youth and Sports
  • National Sports Council was established in 1962, as a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Labour
  • Nigeria first contingent participation was in 1950 Commonwealth Games, 1952 Olympics in Finland and 1965 All African Games in Brazaville, Congo
                                     

2. Name Changes

  • Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture 1982 - 1990
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports 1990 - 1992
  • National Sports Council 1962-1963
  • National Sports Commission 2007–Present
  • Ministry of Youth and Culture 1979 - 1982
  • Ministry of Sports and Social Development 1999 - 2007
  • National Sports Commission 1992 - 1995
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports 1995 - 1999
  • Ministry of Social Development, Youth and Sports 1975 - 1979
  • Ministry of Labour 1964 - 1971
  • National Sports Commission 1971- 1975
                                     
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