Paper Title
Sport Development in Nigeria

Sports performance and achievements has been the avenue through which great nations of the world exhibit their supremacy over others through sports development strategy. Effective sports development therefore requires variables like sport policy, sports personnel, sports funding, sports program, sports facilities and sponsorship. The extent to what these variables are met shall no doubt affects the effectiveness of any sports development. Two distinguishing features of the Nigeria sports system are its central organization and its employment for specific socio-political objective. It is against this backdrop that this paper will X-ray the politicization of sports which parallels sports development in the enhanced role of sports and in contrast with developed nations sports system and management. Keywordsó Sport development, Sports Performance and Advancements of sport.