The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, has appointed a General Coordinator and Media Consultant as part of preparations for the National Trials towards the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
Director of Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga in a statement issued in Abuja said the Minister announced the appointments on Monday in his office.
According to him, the appointment which takes immediate effect, were parts of concerted efforts by the Federal Government for the success of the forthcoming global games.
The minister announced the appointment of Mr. Rotimi Obajimi who was a former technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria and World Athletics Development Department Course Director for coaching.
He was also the General Coordinator of Team Nigeria to the 2008 African Athletics Championship in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia and 2010 in Nairobi as well as the 2003 All Africa Games Performance Consultant.
The Minister also appointed Mr. Dare Esan who is a veteran Sports journalist with special interest in Athletics as media consultant for the games.
Esan has covered the Olympics, FIFA World Cup and eight editions of the World Athletics Championship, adding that at various times up to 2015, he was a member of the World Athletics Media Study Group.
He is also the manager and editor of the Print Division at Complete Sports, Nigeria’s number one sports daily since 1995.