As the Federal government is set to celebrate 60 Nigerian sports icons as part of the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
The list is made up of personalities that have made meaningful impact on sports development in the last sixty years.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare said the event was initiated to reward excellence and hard work while receiving the Report of the Committee set up to collate the votes by Nigerians for the 60 awardees.
He said: “We initiated this award because of the need to reward our heroes and heroines who have sweated to put the name of Nigeria on the world map. Unfortunately most of these patriots have died, but we are also consoled that many of them are still alive.”