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Reps set up committee to investigate Sports ministry

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Mr Olumide Osoba on Tuesday said a Technical Committee has been set up to investigate the activities of the Federal Ministry of Sports on the failed doping test by Nigerian Athletes at the just concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mr Osoba disclosed this after a closed-door meeting held in his office with the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.

According to him, the report of the Technical Committee chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Sports, Rauf Modibbo is to be submitted alongside the Committee set up by the Ministry.

The lawmaker stated that the Minister of Sports and Youth Development is expected to appear before the Committee in two weeks.

“Let me explain how the parliament works, a motion was moved and the committee was directed to investigate what exactly happened. Now the Committee needs all the information to be able to do its work.”

“What we have done is that a Committee was set up to look into the events that happened and I have discussed with the Ministry that we said that we want the report of that Committee with the report of our Committee, members would go through both reports and then we would call the Ministry back and the Committee and some athletes and we would now have a proper interactive session with them.” He added

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Tina Oyinsan