The President of the Nigeria Association for Physical, Health Education, Recreation, Sports, and Dance,NAPHER-SD, Professor Florence Adeyanju has congratulated some members of the association who were democratically elected as executive members of the Nigeria Olympic committee.
The new members were elected in an epoch making elections that took place at Jalingo, Taraba state on Thursday 15th,December, 2022.
A statement from the office of the image maker of the association stated that the members are Mr Tunde Popoola who was elected as Secretary General while Mr Olumide Oyedeji was elected 3rd vice President and Olabisi Joseph as the 4th Vice President.
Congratulating NAPHER-SD members, professor Adeyanju who described the the election as peaceful charged them to contribute positively to the upliftment and growth of sports in Nigeria.
Adeyanju said, “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, enablement 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 in recognition of her outstanding 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.