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NOC inaugurates members of RSFN


Lagos   –    Tunde Poopola, the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), on Thursday in Lagos inaugurated the Executive Committee members of the Roller Sports Federation of Nigeria (RSFN).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those inaugurated at the event held at the National Stadium include Joseph Evah, who is the President.

The rest are David Onyekachukwu who is the First Vice-President, Effiong Nyong , the Second Vice-President, and Awele Illoh, the Secretary.

Speaking to NAN later, Poopola said he was pleased that the federation was now consistent and united to form one body after forming series of different factions.

He also commended the President of the federation for his dogged approach in making peace between the factions.

“I commend the president who went all out to make sure that peace reigned in order for the sport to move on to greater heights.

“I am also happy to say that the body is now one.

“It is our duty in the NOC to see to the stability of any sport and to ensure that it grows, because if we do not do that, we would have failed in our work,’’ Poopola said.

Speaking also, Evah said he was equally pleased with the outcome of the event and promised not to relent in carrying out his duties.

He urged the media to also help the federation in the discharge of its duties, especially in giving advice when it took wrong steps.

“I am glad that this is happening in my time. I am hoping that the sport will grow.

“I encourage our youths to take to the sport and I also urge people to change the way they see the sport.

“I am also encouraging the media to partner with us in terms of giving advice and reducing negative stories about the sport.

“My primary goal is for Nigeria to take the sport to the next Olympics. So, we need to put all hands on deck to make this happen,’’ Evah said.

He said the federation has also proposed to give roller-skaters’ identification cards and licence.

According to him, defaulters could be arrested if they were not licensed and were found on the highways, especially clinging to buses.(NAN)

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