Nigeria Olympic Committee NOC on Tuesday March 29th 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four television stations. The process which took place in Lagos is a step towards ensuring Nigerians enjoy the view of the grand Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The partner TV stations areNigeria Television Authority, Silverbird Television, African Independent Televisionand Hip TV.
President, NOC, Habu Gumel, described the partnership with the TV stations as a major contribution to the perennial financial stability of the Olympic team in Nigeria.
“The selected stations will consistently do an excellent job of broadcasting live sporting and entertainment events at the Olympic Games. So, this is very good news for sports fans in Nigeria. From a commercial perspective, this model is a win-win situation which will help the NOC realise funds to support the activities of the Olympic movement in Nigeria,” Gumel stated.
The General Manager of NTA Sports, Abdulrahman Ibn Mohammed, said the national TV station remains committed to serving Nigerians with the best from the Olympics. He added that the partnership is the right development.
“Sports bring unity to Nigerians; thank God Nigeria has qualified for the football and basketball events. Nigerians enjoy quality sporting events and they have a lot to look up to at the Olympics. Hopefully, Nigerians will smile home with medals and it’s our pleasure to be part of it,” Ibn Mohammed stated