The newly constructed athletes’ hostel by the National Sports Commission, NSC is ready for commissioning, Engr. Ibrahim Shehu, NSC’s Director of Facility, has said.
Shehu disclosed today that the hostel was built to serve the NSC’s elite athletes development programmes, especially athletes to be enrolled for the High Performance System, a science –based support system for elite athletes. The first High Performance Centre in West Africa is being built in Abuja and will be completed in February 2014.
“This hostel,” said Shehu, “is the first of its kind and built purposely for the comfort and luxury of athletes.
“It has a total of 48 rooms, all en-suite, with provision for kitchen and dining to serve at least 150 people. It also has a well-stock medical outpost and sickbay.
“We have everything in place, including the furnishing. It is in fact, ready for immediate use.”
Shehu further stated that the NSC has drawn up a programme for the adequate maintenance of the facility, which is located in the National Stadium (Package B) Abuja, and assured that every thing is in place to ensure that the hostel is in always a top shape.
He commended the Honourable Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi for his foresight in initiating the project and for establishing the first High Performance System in the whole of West Africa.