Lagos-based media outfit, Sportsville, has announced plans to hold her maiden Sportsville Awards ceremony on January 30, 2021.
The media outfit, which runs programmes in different television stations across the country, said it would use the event to honor some very distinguished Nigerians contributing to the nation’s sports development.
Leading the list of honorees are Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. Also in the list are the president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and his counterpart in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida.
Also to be honoured are NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode, Enyimba Chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu, Chairman of Monimichelle, Nigeria’s leading Stadium facilities construction outfit, Ebi Egbe, veteran sports journalist cum media icon, Dr. Larry Izamoje of Brilla FM and Super Eagles number one supporter, Dr. Rauf Ladipo.
According to Sportsville’s Chairman, Frank Ilaboya, the award is the organisation’s way of appreciating those doing well to take Nigerian sports to great heights.
He said, “We are coming out with this Special Recognition award as a way to recognize excellence and encourage those doing well for Nigerian sports to spur them to do more for the country. We would make it an annual event.”