The Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja will be lively tonight as the high and mighty in the society would converge to witness the investiture ceremony of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC on eminent Nigerians.
The second leg of the investiture which comes after the Lagos leg held at the Palace of Oba Elegushi two weeks ago will see six eminent Nigerians honoured.
Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Hajiya Zainab Bagudu, wife of Kebbi State Governor, former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Gbong Gwom Jos, Major General Adamu Dyeri (rtd), Da Jacob Gyang Buba and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel will become the cynosure of all eyes when President of NOC, Engr Habu Gumel welcomes them into the Olympic family.
‘’These eminent Nigerians together with those honoured earlier in Lagos will become the torchbearers for NOC and Nigerian sports in general.
“We’ve monitored their philanthropy and passion for sports and have therefore decided to bring them to the fore to move Nigerian sports to the next level”, Secretary General of NOC, Hon. Tunde Popoola said.
Chairman of the Investiture Committee, Prince Henry Amike said that security has been beefed up at the venue.
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