SPORTS MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (SMD)
The Sports Medicine Department is saddled with the responsibility of promoting best medical practices to our teeming athletes and sporting population.
The Department is headed by a Director of Medical Cadre on GL 17. The Department comprised 4 Divisions, namely Clinical Services, Pharmacy and Anti-Doping, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Sport Science and Nursing, Records and Documentation.
Mandate and Function of SMD
The SMD mandates and functions include but not limited to:
i. Providing Policy guide for the ministry on medical related issues;
ii. Promoting best practices of Sports Medicine at local, state and federal levels;
iii. Providing medical coverage to National athletes at all levels from local and international campings to various competitions and championship;
iv. Providing relevant topical medical education to athletes and officials;
v. Conducting pre-competition medical assessment on athletes to optimize them for competitions.