About NIS

National Institute for Sports

The National Institute for Sports (NIS) was conceptualized in 1972. It was formally established in 1974 by the Administration of then Head of State and Commander in-Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria, Gen. Yakubu Gowon based on the need by the government to improve Nigeria’s performance in international sporting competition. The Law granting its autonomy, Decree 31 was promulgated on the 8th of July 1992. The National Institute for Sports is a research and training Institute.  It is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports

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MANDATES OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS (NIS)

 The NIS mandates as specified in the Decree – now an Act are as follows:

  1. pursue the advancement of learning in specialized areas of sports development including management;
  2. conduct specialized professional coaching courses and research at various levels of Sports

 STATUS OF THE INSTITUTE

 In July 1992, autonomy was granted the Institute under Decree No. 31. The first Governing Council inaugurated in August 1993 was chaired by Chief Ebun A. Faturoti. Between 2001 and 2015, the Institute had witnessed composition of five (5) Governing Councils. These Councils were headed by Chief Segun Odegbami (MON); Chief Valentine Ozigboh; Major General Lawrence Onoja (Rtd); and Col. I. I. Enonche (Rtd), Mni, who was appointed twice as the Council Chairman.  The seventh Council which is headed by Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima was inaugurated on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.

The Institute currently exists as a Parastatal of the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.

 

MANDATES OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS (NIS)

 The NIS mandates as specified in the Decree – now an Act are as follows:

  1. pursue the advancement of learning in specialized areas of sports development including management;
  2. conduct specialized professional coaching courses and research at various levels of Sports

STATUS OF THE INSTITUTE

 In July 1992, autonomy was granted the Institute under Decree No. 31. The first Governing Council inaugurated in August 1993 was chaired by Chief Ebun A. Faturoti. Between 2001 and 2015, the Institute had witnessed composition of five (5) Governing Councils. These Councils were headed by Chief Segun Odegbami (MON); Chief Valentine Ozigboh; Major General Lawrence Onoja (Rtd); and Col. I. I. Enonche (Rtd), Mni, who was appointed twice as the Council Chairman.  The seventh Council which is headed by Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima was inaugurated on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.

The Institute currently exists as a Parastatal of the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.

 

GIANT STRIDES

Over the years, the Institute has made giant strides in producing over Ten Thousand (10,000) Coaches and Sports Managers / Administrators who have proven their worth throughout the world. Ninety-eight percent of Nigerian Coaches are products of NIS. NIS products are predominantly found in the National, State, Local Government Council and Club levels.  Many of them are also found in the ECOWAS sub-region and other parts of Africa. NIS notable products include the Nigeria first Olympic Gold medalist, Police Supr. Chioma Ajunwa; 2000 Sydney Olympics 4 x 400 meters Silver medalist’s Coach, Abari Ga’anda; Eucheria Uche, the Coach of the Nigeria Senior Female Football team that won the South Africa 2010 African Nations Cup; Osita Egwim, the Coach of the Teakwondo Silver Medalist in the Olympic Games in China; former Super Eagles Coach, Ahmadu Shuaibu; FIFA Under-20 Silver Winning Team, Coach Musa Abdullahi; 1993 FIFA Under-17 Champion Coach, Coach Fanny Amun; 2007 FIFA Under-20 Silver Winning Team Coach, Coach Ladan Bosso; Commonwealth Special Sports Gold Medalist, Sunday Emoghavwe (MON); and Late Theophilus Yemi Tella (MFR) who led the Golden Eaglets to clinch the FIFA World Under-17 Soccer Tournament in Korea in 2007. In addition to the above, NIS Sport Management products abound in all sporting organizations in Nigeria.

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