The newly-elected boards of National Sports Federations will now be inaugurated on July 10 in Abuja, an official of the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, said on Wednesday.
The inauguration will hold at the Abuja National Stadium, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media to Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, said.
In a statement, she said the inauguration, which was earlier slated for July 13, had been moved forward by three days to enable the federations hit the ground running.
Ikem-Anibeze explained that the inauguration was also brought forward because some of the federations were preparing for major competitions outside the country, such as the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG).
She said the inauguration was not going to be affected by the hearing of Petitions and Appeals arising from the elections, as this would continue on Thursday.
“A formal statement on findings, decisions and bye elections, if any, will be made on Friday.’’