Sports Minister, Dare hails peaceful conduct of Players’ Union Excos’ Election

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Minister  of Youth and Sports Development  Mr Sunday Dare has  congratulated the  Professional  Players Union  of Nigeria new Executive  for the peaceful conduct of their election with Former Eagles player Tijani Babangida emerging as President. 

A statement signed by the  Media office of the Minister,  said

“I hereby  congratulate  the  Nigerian Proffesional  Players Union  over its  peaceful election which led to the emergency  of notable Ex internationals Tijani Babangida as President,  Clement Temile, Victor Ikpeba , Emmanuel  Babayaro as President, 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 Jada

      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 Cole

Special Duties, Tony Adiele

 Communication Danladi Musa.

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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