The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has commended the Federal Government for nominating Acting Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Mr. Al-Hassan Yakmut for appointment into the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS).
In the appointment letter addressed to Yakmut, the Commonwealth Secretary-General said: “We also acknowledge with gratitude the commitment of the Government of Nigeria to providing support for your membership and participation”.
Sharma stressed that the appointment which is for a duration of three years from May 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018 will afford the Acting Director General opportunity to contribute towards sports development in the Commonwealth.
“The knowledge and expertise you bring to CABOS will enrich the contribution it is able to make towards sport and development in the Commonwealth,” he said, adding that the mandate of the body “is to advise the Commonwealth Secretariat and member governments on policies relating to sport, particularly Sport for development and Peace.”
It would be recalled that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had in December, 2014, written to the Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo on the request by the Commonwealth Secretary General to nominate a Nigerian technocrat who is knowledgeable in sports policy issues as well as committed and willing to dedicate time and energy to the activities of the body (CABOS).