Igali named NOC’s Technical Commission chairman
The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has appointed President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr. Daniel Igali, as the chairman of its Technical and Development Commission ahead of this year’s All Africa Games.
NOC President, Habu Gumel, announced the appointment with the tacit approval of the committee’s board and executive committee members during their meeting at the weekend.
Igali, a politician, Olympic Gold medallist, coach and a PhD holder, thereby, becomes the first man to be appointed by two different boards of the NOC for the job.
The former NOC board, led by Sani Ndanusa also named him as the technical head before the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
“He’s a young man of many parts. He is highly intelligent and a go-getter. You can see the support from his Federation colleagues was overwhelming. We want him to use it to the good of Team Nigeria,” Gumel said.
Responding on his appointment, Igali, who was not present when the announcement was made, in a telephone chat thanked the board and executive committee members for finding him worthy to hold the position.
“I am surprised. I thank all of them and promise that Team Nigeria will benefit from this appointment.” He also promised that Nigeria would do better than it did at the last All Africa Games.
Other Commissions announced at the meeting include the Marketing Commission with Fatai Williams as chairman, Amuwo Odofin Project Development Committee (Chief Solomon Ogba as chairman), Athlete Commission (Enefiok Udo-Obong), Sports For All Commission (Henry Amike), Women and Sports Commission with Mary Onyali as chairperson.
The Commissions and Committees would be inaugurated after the general elections.
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