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Sports ministry inaugurates 13-man badminton caretaker committee

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has sworn-in a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) to be led by the former president, Francis Orbih.

The inauguration was conducted by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar who stood in for the minister of sports, Sunday Dare sworn yesterday.

Orbih will be assisted by Maina Mohammed, Solaja Obiageli, Yusuf L. Bello, Shehu Sulyman Warah and Tangbe Felix Awala.

The others are Tunde Kazeem, George Shitta,  Etuku Tenimu,  Esther Gidado, Malik Anas, Amb Yahaya Yusuf and Grace Gabriel.

It will be recalled that the composition of the BFN as well as the in-house election of its principal officers had been stalled following a recent court action calling for the suspension of the elections.

In attendance were Dr. Simon Ebhojiaye,  Director FEAD (Federations and elite athletes department) and Peter Nelson, the Director of the Para-Sports/ Sports Festival department.

The oath of office was administered by Foluso Akinlonu, a lawyer and Director Legal at the Sports ministry.

Orbih said that the setting up of the committee was a good development as it will attempt to redeem the lost ground occasioned by the lingering issues.

He said that he will abide by the counsel offered by Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry that he should reach out to all stake holders to gain all lost grounds. 

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