From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The newly elected Chairman of the Nasarawa State Football Association, Usman Salisu Galadima has appointed Ms Blessing David to serve as the association’s secretary.
In a statement issued and made available to The Voice Sports the chairman also appointed a Keffi-based legal practitioner, Barr. Haruna Iliyasu Favour as Legal Adviser of the association.
Others are Abdulsalam Abubakar, Assistant Secretary; Jesse Adams, Public Relations Officer; Mu’azu Jibrin, Assistant Public Relations Officer and Muhammad Kaura as his Personal Assistant.
According to the statement, the appointments were aimed at repositioning the association.
It further stated that the appointments bare with immediate effect.
The Voice Sports reports that Galadima emerged the state FA chairman at the just-concluded elective congress of the association held at the Secretariat of Keffi Local Government Council, in Keffi on Saturday November 04, 2023.
According to the results announced by Barr. Haruna Iliyasu, Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Salisu polled a total of twelve (12) votes to defeat Haliru Ibrahim who got four (4) votes out of a total of eighteen (18) votes cast.
The result was announced in the presence of two representatives from the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, (Chairman, Kano State Football Association cum Chairman, NFF Technical Committee), Dr. Rabiu Inuwa Ahlan and (Head, NFF Member Association cum Special Duties), Ali Abubakar Mohammed.
Meanwhile in the Vice Chairmanship position, Ibrahim Adamu Shigafarta garnered sixteen(16) votes against Aliyu Zanwa to emerge winner by the interpretation of the law that the latter candidate hails from the same zone with the new chairman.
The trio of Nuhu Abdulhamid, Ismaila Agah and Bashir Ibrahim were elected unopposed by virtue of the interpretation of the law from Akwanga zone, while Nasir Na’Ali (11 votes) and Abubakar Gambo (13 votes) from Lafia zone as well as Segun Akeusola (16 votes) and Matthew Dodo(14 votes) emerged victorious from Keffi zone, respectively.
The VoiceSports also reports that Barr. Abdullahi Bello of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, administered the oath of office to the new Board Members.