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NOC SET UP 6 MAN COMMITTEE FOR CONSTITUTION REVIEW           

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NOC SET UP 6 MAN COMMITTEE FOR CONSTITUTION REVIEW                                           09-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                      The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC has inaugurated a Constitution Review Committee that will midwife the review and amendment of its Constitution.

Inaugurating the committee at the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, ANOCA office in Jahi, Abuja, NOC President Habu Gumel said the review was a fundamental requirement for good governance and best practices globally within Olympic Movement Circles.

“It is in consonance with the principles of international Olympic Committee Charter, which is constantly reviewed from time to time to keep it updated.

I therefore urgent these Honourable constitutional review committee members to do justice in the task ahead of them. As per guidelines, the Olympic Charter is available to you for referencing, and other renowned Olympic Committee constitution can also be made available to you for benchmarking”

Gumel who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, also said the review and amendment was to ensure that the NOC statutory instrument guides its operations as well as meeting the demand of emerging trends in sports and the Olympic Movement.

Gumel also read out the terms of Reference for the committee.

” Your Committee is to asses the potency or impact of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Constitution as currently in force since 2001.
You are to review the Constitution and make recommendations for amendment (s) (where necessary), in line with international best practices and the Olympic Movement.
Your Committee is to request major stakeholders in the Olympic Family, especially the National Sport Federations (OLYMPIC SPORTS ONLY) to submit memoranda or their contributions on the proposed amendment of the constitution.
You are to liaise with the NOC Secretariat for administrative support in the process of your Committee’s assignment.

You are free to give further advice or guidance that is necessary to support the Constitution review and amendment process.
Your Committee is to produce and submit a draft copy of the constitution in review to the president of Nigeria Olympic Committee, for onward due process transmission to the Executive Committee, Executive Board, the General Assembly and International Olympic Committee accordingly”

The six member review committee is headed by Mr. Hussaini Garun-Gabbas while Mr. Emmanuel Nweri will serve as the secretary.

Responding after the inauguration, Chairman of the committee, a senior Advocate of Nigeria, Hussaini Garun-Gabbas gave assurances that the committee would deliver on its mandate by engaging necessary stakeholders.

Secretary General of NOC, Tunde Popoola appreciated the Constitution Review Committee members for their high level trust and confidence reposed in them over the course of the assignment.

The committee has 7 months to submit its report.

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