The stage is set for the Investiture of new Patrons of the Nigeria
Olympic Committee (NOC).
According to a statement made available Tony Ubani the NOC public relations officer, “NOC as the custodian of the Olympic
Movement in Nigeria has identified prominent personalities within the
Nigerian nation to invest with the high office of Patronship of the
The statement listed dignitaries such as His Royal Majesty Oba Saheed Elegushi; Sir Marc Wabara; Mrs.(Dr) Zainab Bagudu; Major-General Adamu Dyeri (rtd); Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu; His Excellency M.A. Abubakar; Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba; H.E. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel, as recipients of the honour.
“Being a patron of the Olympic Movement,” according to the system, “positions the honouree as an iconic international sports personality, carrying the emblem of Nigeria globally.”
“It is therefore our honour to invest the honourees with the Patronship of the
Olympic Movement which is in recognition of their meritorious contributions to humanity, sport and societal development.
The formal investiture ceremony, we gathered, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 23rd of October, 2018 at Oba S.A. Elegushi Palace, Lekki, Victoria Island,
Lagos, while the investiture ceremony for the Patrons in the northern segment will take place on Wednesday, 31st of October, 2018 and will be hosted by the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Mrs. (Dr) Zainab Bagudu.