The Nigeria sports ministry on Thursday released a list of committee members for Elections into the national sports federations.
According to a media statement by the minister’s spokesperson, Nneka Nkem Anibeze, each federation will have a chairman and two other electoral committee members.
The statement reports that the sports minister, Solomon Dalung remarked that the members of the electoral committee were carefully chosen based on merit, experience and ability to deliver following wide consultations with the Nigeria Olympic Committee NOC.
The minister advised the committee members to shun corrupt practices capable of marring the elections and deliver selfless service for the success of Nigerian sports generally.
“The Ministry is determined to deliver democratically elected national federations which will move sports to the next level. In achieving this, we are guided by rules and regulations that are not only limited to us but inspired by International best practices.
“I therefore urge those contesting not to be distracted by desperate desires to undermine the ongoing reforms in the sector. However, we must concentrate on seeking genuine and credible support from the people for leadership.
“I urge you to resist any temptation of acting outside selfless service for our dear country. At trying moments like these, the call to duty can be Herculean but posterity will record our judgement positively.
“I congratulate the electoral committee members and wish them the best,” Dalung said.
Elections Congress for the election of zonal representatives, vice presidents and presidents of national sports federations will proceed as rescheduled for June 13 while the adjusted program leading to the elections will be released in due course.
LIST OF ELECTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
|1.||Aquatics||Prof. Tor Iorapu||Musa Zulu Othman||Murtala Mamser|
|2.||Athletics||Engr. Kelani Mohammed||Tony Urobo||Bamidele Omole Elijah|
|3.||Badminton||Arc Kefas Lar||Com Ibrahim N. Yusuf||Barrister Melody Ogundigi|
|4.||Basketball||Brig-Gen Yakubu Rimdan rtd||Alh. Bashir Mohammed||Ray Attelley|
|5.||Boxing||Alh. Baba Sheshi||Alfred Abbah||Ms. Toyin Obisaki|
|6.||Chess||Dr. John Daddi||Abubakar Barde||Kingsley Ojo|
|7.||Cricket||Dr. Barnabas Ejogu||Gambo Akanya||Mrs. Juliet Julius|
|8.||Cycling||Nasiru Suleiman||Dr. Fred Achem||Zim Jacob|
|9.||Darts||Alibaba Abdullahi||Abba Yola||Waziri Bello|
|10.||Deaf Sports||Elias Gora||Kabiru Danladi||Mogaji Bola|
|11.||Fives||Adeosun Adio Ogun||Muazu Mohd Turaki||Abba Mustapha|
|12.||Golf||Arch. Godwin Ashikeni||Abdulrahaman Ibn. Mohd||Idris Abdullahi|
|13.||Gymnastics||Ibrahim Tanko||Andy Gabriel||Kene Emma Agbodike|
|14.||Handball||Barrister Abraham Ehruemen||Alh. Sani Fema||Rotimi Samson|
|15.||Hockey||Kabiru Sani||Honor Sirawoo||Dr. Ishaya Abu|
|16.||Judo||Comrade Tochi S. Ezeoku||Ibrahim Adamu||Idris Adamu|
|17.||Karate||Engr. Austin Chigbolu||Comrade Khalid Bisalla||Aminu Jamo|
|18.||Kick Boxing||Alhaji Gbadamasi A. Gamawa||Mr. Abraham Onekutu||Kunle Akintimehin|
|19.||Kung-Fu||Hajiya Sadiya Lawal||Ibrahim Mai Shinku||Tunde Agarawu|
|20.||Rowing and Yachting||Mrs. Patricia F. Yakubu||Jamil Danyadado||Richard Agu|
|21.||Rugby||Mr. Oyebanji Andy||Alh. Sanusi Biyadi||Barrister Tukur Zaga|
|22.||Scrabble||Mrs. Amina Afegbua||Engr. Jimmy George||Hon. Yusuf Maianguwa|
|23.||Shooting||Air Com. David Abiola Ashebu (Rtd)||Amos Duniya||Bimbo Sowoolu|
|24.||Squash||Nura Ibrahim Danmumuni||Mrs. Bisola Osilaja||Sanco Eze|
|25.||Table Tennis||Barrister Hafiz Mohammed||Chief Ugo Okeke||Mrs. Meyena G. Nkwo|
|26.||Taekwondo||Dr. Victor Odoeme||Baba Kawu||Kingsley Ojo|
|27.||Tennis||Dr. Bruce Ugbode||Abubakar Sadiq Zarto||Alhaji Garba Ahmed|
|28.||Traditional Sports||Inusa Manu||Mrs. Lucy Fakoya||Suleiman Pate|
|29.||Volleyball||Sonny Moniedafe||Bolcit Patience Barshep||Ambassador Ali Barakati|
|30.||Weightlifting||Sani Fema||Jasper E. Adeleye||Prince Daniel Kanu|
|31.||Wrestling||Dr Ishaya Habu||Alh. Nasiru Gwallaga||Saliu Omotosho|