Kaduna Sports Ministry To Conduct Elections Into Sports Associations

    Professor Kabir Mato, Kaduna State Commissioner of Sports

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The Kaduna State Ministry of Sports Development is poised to conduct elections very soon to usher in new executives for the state’s 36 sports associations to reposition and revitalize sporting activities in the state.

    The leadership of the sports associations were dissolved on Thursday by the Commissioner of Sports Development, Prof. Kabir Mato, to pave way for the elections and democratization of the sports bodies.

    A statement issued by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Jummai Nuhu, said the Permanent Secretary, Malam Umar K Ibrahim declared that the guidelines for sports associations elections will be released on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in preparation for the smooth conduct of the elections.

    He stated this while addressing the outgoing sports associations chairmen during a technical committee meeting moments before their dissolution.

    He said the tenure of executive committees for the 36 sports associations had elapsed last year and thus dissolution became necessary so as to install new leadership for the sports bodies.

    He added that the Ministry is keen towards conducting early elections, urging the associations to quickly forward their nominations for positions to be filled during the elections.

    He noted that as we head towards the rescheduled National Sports Festival, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sports associations must be well-placed to adequately prepare the state athletes ahead of the sports fiesta.

    “Elections would only be conducted in positions were there are no consensus reached at the association level,” he said.


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