NOC approves elective congress for Jalingo, December 15

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From right: President of Nigeria Olympics Committe Engr. Habu Gumel receiving Queens Baton Relay from Queens delegate for onward handover to Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare who will then handover to President Muhammadu Buhari


As part of effort to reposition the nation’s sport to greater height, a new executive committee for the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) will be elected  in Jalingo, Taraba state capital  on December 15th, 2022 when the elective congress of the association will take place.

This was part of the resolution of the NOC after its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday after the Inauguration Ceremony of the new NOC Board of Trustees held at the Liaison Office.

All delegates are excepted to arrive Jalingo on December 14th while departure is slated for the next day.

NOC president, Engr. Habu Gumel charges the newly inaugurated members to act in a such manner that will assist the NOC in achieving our goals and objectives and that the NOC had put in place the process of appointing the Trustees but due to knotty issue that has resolved with the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) before the final approval was granted.

Gumel urged the Trustees to complies with NOC the relevant laws, rules and regulation in force in the country as well as the Olympic charter.

Also, the Trustees among many others duties, are to guide the NOC in making prudent and revenue generating investments and equally uphold high standards in protecting the assets of the committee.

The seven inaugurated Trustees members are, Ambassador Haruna Garba, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, Dr. Lanre Glover, Mr. Jackson Bidel , Hon. Lunmuba Dah Adeh, Me. Suleiyman Mu’azu and Mr. Obi Asika.

Their inauguration follows the demise of five former Trustees members who has passed on to glory, they are Alhaji Raheem Adejumo, May Gen Henry Adefope, Pa Oyebola Jolaosho, Apostle Hayford Alile and Dr. Simi Johnson.

Several key stakeholders, several  federation president including that of basketball, archery, volleyball ,representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Alhaji Abba Yola who represented the Honourable Sports Minister were present at the brief and colourful ceremony.