Senate President appoints Fema special assistant on sports development

Lekan Sowande, Abuja

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The President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Sani Fema, a former member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee, as his Special Assistant on Sports Development.

Fema’s appointment was conveyed in a letter dated May 14 and signed by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

The Clerk of the National Assembly congratulated Fema on his appointment, adding that it was a testimony of the Senate President’s confidence and trust in him.

Speaking with Voice of Nigeria in Abuja, Fema said he was happy that the Senate President appointed him to this new role and promised to join hand with relevant stakeholders to develop sports in Nigeria.

“It was fantastic for me to receive this kind of office. When I resume on Monday, I have some strategy and plan that I will work along with some stakeholders in sports so that together we can move sports forward” he said.

Fema was the Special Adviser to the Governor of Yobe on Special Duties from 2005 to 2007.

He was also the Executive Chairman of Yobe State Sports Commission from 2007 to 2015.

Fema had served as Chairman of Yobe Desert Stars Football Club from 2001 to 2015, and was elected NFF Executive Committee member in 2014.