The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill for an Act to establish the Federal University of Sports Nkalagu, Ebonyi.

The Upper Chamber also passed a Bill for an Act to establish the National Sports Commission.

The passage of the Bills was sequel to the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development by Obinna Ogba (PDP-Delta) during plenary.

Mr Ogba, also chairman of the committee, said that the bill on the university was read for the second time on Wednesday, May 19.

He said that the objective of the bill was to encourage the advancement of learning and provide opportunities for acquiring higher education in Sports.

“To act as agents and catalysts, through post-graduate training, research and innovation for the effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of the country’s sports resources.”

On the bill for sports commission, Mr Ogba said the National Sports Commission will be responsible for administering, encouraging and developing sports and games in Nigeria.

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