NSC plans welfare scheme for ex-sportsmen
The National Sports Commission (NSC) has disclosed plans to henceforth cater to the welfare of retired sportsmen in Nigeria.
Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Gbenga Elegbeleye disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, when he played host to a delegation of concerned football stakeholders.
Elegbeleye, who lamented the plight of ex-sportsmen in the country, stated that the arrangement would go a long way to elevate the plights of the nation’s elite sports statesmen, most of whom have nowhere to go to after their active years in sports.
“Ex-sportsmen should have a pension scheme like civil servants which they can also fall back on after retirement,” Elegbeleye said.
Speaking further, Elegbeleye said the NSC was working assiduously to harmonise the aggrieved parties of football stakeholders union to have a unified body in order to create an enabling environment for the sport to thrive in Nigeria.
According to him, football can only thrive under a healthy atmosphere, noting that court litigations by various parties in Nigeria football family has been a bane to sports development in the country.