Sports Ministry To Organise National Cross Country Championships In Jos
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 5, 2023
As part of his long-term plans to develop long-distance running in Nigeria to a world-class standard, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the first National Cross Country championships to be organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will hold on February 18 in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
The championship, according to the Sports Minister becomes necessary to enable the athletes to develop their strength and make them better runners.
Project coordinator, Chief Tony Osheku says Dare will be remembered as the first Sports Minister in over four decades who has taken a positive and proactive interest in long-distance running and runners. He also explains why the National Cross Country Championships is a necessary start for distance runners who want to succeed on the road or the track.