The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has dissolved all sports federations boards, setting up caretaker committees.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Director of Federation, Elites Athletes in the ministry, Dr. Simon Ebhojaiye, the dissolution followed the expiration of the National Olympic Sports Federations’ tenure.
“Within the last 4 years, a few of the National Sports Federations Boards performed remarkably well, having run a full Olympic cycle, the Boards of the NSFs inaugurated on 21 June 2017 are hereby dissolved to pave way for fresh elections,” the statement added.
“In order to ensure continuity in the administration of the Federations, Caretaker Committees are hereby put in place to manage the affairs of the Federations until elections are conducted and the new boards inaugurated.”
He noted that the committees will work tirelessly to enhance Team Nigeria’s participation at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Japanese capital.
“The Ministry in partnership with the NOC will release in due course, the timetable for the elections into National Sports Federation Boards,” he explained.
Ebhojaiye urged Nigerians with interest in sports to continue their contributions to the development of sports in the country by joining various national sports federations.
Members Of Caretaker Committees
Below is the list of members of the caretaker committees as approved by the minister:
Aquatic Federation of Nigeria Caretaker, Babatunde Fatai William’s, Olumide George Athletic Federation of Nigeria; Francis Orbih Badminton Federation of Nigeria; Eng. Musa Kida, Basketball Federation of Nigeria; Rtd General Joseph Ayeni, Nigeria Boxing Federation; DIG Sani Sani Mohammed, Nigeria Chess Federation; Professor Yahaya Ukwanya, Nigeria Cricket Federation; G Masari, Cycling Federation of Nigeria; Abubakar Gaya, Darts Federation of Nigeria; Alhaji U Nahuche, Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation; Abubakar Dangaladima, Fives Federation of Nigeria; Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Nigeria Golf Federation; Prince Kelvin Erhurnwunse, Gymnastic Federation of Nigeria.
Others are Samuel Ochecho, Handball Federation of Nigeria; Senator Andul Ningi, Nigeria Hockey Federation; Brig Gen. Z L Abubakar, Nigeria Judo Federation; Sila Agara, Karate Federation of Nigeria; Yakubu Abubakar Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria; Arc. Adewunmi Adekunle Nigeria Wushu Kungfu Federation; Rtd Rear Admiral Porbeni Festus, Nigeria Rowing, Canoeing and Yachting Federation; Comrade Iyorchia Grace, Nigeria Rugby Federation; Suleman Gora Nigeria Scrabble Federation; Maj. General Johnny Hamakim, Nigeria Shooting Federation; Oyerinde Adeboye, Nigeria Squash Federation; Chief Tikon Ishayaku, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation; Mrs. Margaret Binga, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation; Akindoju Olaoye Nigeria Tennis Federation, Usman Musa Traditional Sports Federation of Nigeria; Musa Nimrod, Nigeria Volleyball Federation; Tonobok Okowa, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation; Dr. Daniel Igali, Nigeria Wrestling Federation.