Adamu, Maigari, Ogunjobi, others commend NFSC on election

 

 

BY

TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN

 

Former Director General National Sports Commission, Dr. Amos Adamu and former Nigeria Football Federation President and Secretary General, Alhaj Aminu Maigari, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, have given a pass mark to the hierarchy of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, for peaceful conduct of its elections, Saturday afternoon in Lagos.

 

The trio were the observers for the voting exercise and they gave the remarks during their goodwill messages inside the Legacy Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.

 

The football administrators gave nod to the transparency of the electoral committee coupled with orderly conducts of various delegates from 19 States of the Federation including Abuja.

 

The elections saw the former Secretary General, Rev. Samuel Ikpea emerging the new chairman after pulling 168 votes to beat rival, Alarape Muritala.

Others offices decided were first, second and third vice chairman, Assistant Secretary General, Welfare and Socials.

 

Responding after the swearing in, Rev. Samuel Ikpea promised to run an open and all inclusive administration.

 

Earlier in his welcome address, the President General of the Club and Chairman of the BOT, Dr Rafiu Ladipo described the body as a model for others despite growing from nothing to something in its 61 years of its existence.

 

He disclosed that NFSC has chapters and offices across the world, “a feat made possible through the sacrifices and dues from our committed members”, he added.

 

Dr Ladipo, then urged the members to be more steadfast while extending a welcome hand to member who have strayed out of line provided they are remorseful, having lost in the Federal High Court in Lagos.

 

Other dignitaries at the elections were Messrs Kunle Solaja, Yomi Opakunle, Alhaj T.A. Yussuf and Oyo State Boxing boss.


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