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Sports Minister Congratulates Players Union On Peaceful Election; Babangida Is New President

Sports Minister Congratulates Players Union On Peaceful Election; Babangida Is New President

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has congratulated the Professional Players Union of Nigeria for the peaceful conduct of its election with former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida (pictured above), emerging President.

A statement signed by the Media office of the Minister, said, “I hereby congratulate the Nigerian Professional Players Union over its peaceful election which led to the emergence of notable ex-internationals Tijani Babangida as President, Clement Temile, Victor Ikpeba , Emmanuel Babayaro as 1st and 2nd vice Presidents and Secretary respectively. This is a confirmation of the organisational ability and cohesion among the players. You are worthy partners in the concerted efforts to deepen the development of Nigerian Football. The unity of leadership is important for the task ahead of ensuring players welfare and protecting their right. Without unity among the players, there can be no development. I encourage the new leadership to work with a vision that would impact the growth of Nigerian Football.”

Other Board members include;
Deputy General Secretary, Fuludu Edema; Treasurer, Princewill Gbogbodu; Players Union representatives – Golbe Elisha and Joy Jerry; Players Union Commissioners North West , Margaji Abdul Boss; Deputy Danlami Heyman; North Central , Abdul Sule; Deputy Musa Santos North East , Auwalu Jeda; Deputy South East , Ikechukwu Enwezor; Deputy, South South, Kenneth Nwaomucha; Deputy Samson Ozogula South West , Mutiu Adepoju, Waidi Akanni, Welfare 1. Taju Disu Welfare 2. Jumbo Awala.

Others are players Ambassadors
Europe – Joshua Kator Deputy Seyi Olofinjana; Americas – Emeka Ezeugo;
Africa – Taribo West, Auditor 1 Chikelue Iloenyosi, Auditor 2 Samuel Prone;Asstistant General Secretary Technical Peter Chukwuemeka; Operations , David Aigbovo; Youth Development ,Stephen ColeSpecial Duties, Tony Adiele; Communication Danladi Musa.

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The Legal team team is made up of Barristers Lawal Audu Mohammed, Nixon Igwe , Felix Eshalomi and Chief Rumson Baribote.

The Board of Trustees has the following people; Harrison Jalla , Chairman, Chief Segun Odegbami, Barrister Adokie Amasimeka, Ismaila Mabo , Tijani Babangida, Austin Popo , Dahiru Sadi, Honourable Tajudeen Ajide and Jibo Bello.

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