Thursday, 18 October 2007

Lab to be established in Nigeria

Nigeria is en route to have its own Sports Doping laboratory, says the African-based website ThisDayOnLine.

In an article published Wednesday, the 17th October 2007, the news coincides with a visit to Nigeria by the WADA "Education and Ethics Department":

In furtherance of efforts by Nigeria to fight the menace of doping in sports, the National Sports Commission (NSC) has concluded plans to commission her own Anti Doping Laboratory before the end of this year.

NSC Chairman Barrister Abdulrhaman Gimba disclosed this yesterday while receiving members of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) Education and Ethics Department who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

Gimba, while decrying the negative influence of drugs in sports, said the shame of any athlete’s involvement was not on the athlete and members of his family alone but on the whole country in question.

The article does not describe interaction with WADA in terms of future accreditation.

Information from the WADA site in relation to the actions of Nigeria, only confirm that the "
WADA Education Traveling (sic) Seminar in Nigeria" is to take place on the dates mentioned above.

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