The President of the NAPHER-SD, Professor Florence Bola Adeyanju on behalf the national executive and members of the association has congratulated some members of the association who were elected as executive members of the Nigeria Olympic committee.
The elections took place at Jalingo, Taraba state on Thursday, 15th, December.
According to a press statement released from the office of the image maker of the association, Kehinde Lamidi, the new members are Mr Tunde Popoola who was elected as Secretary General, Mr Olumide Oyedeji was elected third Vice President, while Mrs Olabisi Joseph was elected the fourth Vice President.
Congratulating NAPHER-SD members, Professor Adeyanju who described the the election as peaceful charged them to contribute positively to the uplift and growth of Sports in Nigeria.
“As the ambassadors of NAPHER-SD on the board of NOC, on behalf of the association, i pray God to give the executive members wisdom, enablementt and powers to steer the the ship of the committee to an enviable status “
Meanwhile, during the same period, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presented the National President of NAPHER-SD, Professor Adeyanju with Women and Sports Achievement Diploma, an award in recognition of her outstanding and contribution to the development and participation of women and girls in sports .
The presentation was done by the president of Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Gumel on behalf of IOC .
Reacting to the award, Professor Adeyanju appreciated the IOC for the recognition and award promising not to relent on her oars till women in sports are given recognition and put in their rightful positions in the society.