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NAPHER-SD elects new officers

The Nigeria Association of Physical Health Education Recreation, Dance & Sport (NAPHER-SD) FCT chapter, has elected officers to pilot its affairs for the next three years.

The officers were elected at the maiden Elective General Assembly (EGA) of the Association which was held at the Media Centre of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Monday.

The EGA presided over by Bola Orodele from National headquarters saw Prince Bode Durotoye elected as chairman while Dr Ayo Abdurahman and Dr Toyin Esther Aluko were elected as first and second vice chairman respectively.

Others are Mohammed Haruna Maigidasanma, general secretary; Dr Adebayo Isiaka, assistant general secretary; Dr Robinson Okosun, PRO and Mrs Shaba Jefferson as Treasurer.

Also in the executive are, Mrs Monica Otumala, Financial Secretary; Israel Nnayi, Auditor while Dr Odunayo Bello and Mr Iyiola Ogundele emerged as ex-officio 1 and ex-officio 2 in that order.

All the officers however were elected unopposed but have been tasked to come up with ideas to move forward the association in the FCT with emphasis on the welfare of members.

A former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Alhassan Yakmut, who was on ground to witness the election commended the maturity displayed by the contestants in choosing their leaders without any rancour.

He called on the new leadership to come up with policy that will see to the improvement of standard of sports development and administration in Abuja and Nigeria as a whole.

“I must say that I’m excited that after the horse trading, there was mutual understanding. People were selected first on merit and capacity and then elected unopposed based on responsibility and on the future of NAPHER-SD FCT which is seen as going to be the benchmark for a better NAPHER-SD in the entire country has started on a very solid foundation.

“The inability of having a standing executive committee for the FCT chapter is also what was very wrong but today it has been corrected and what they should have on their agenda is the standard of sports development and administration in Abuja must be very exemplary.”