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.