Olabisi Joseph has emerged as the first female President of the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) at the election held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Olabisi Joseph who was the Secretary in the immediate past executive won unopposed.
Dickson Monday emerged as the 1st Vice President, while Emma Ebong as 2nd Vice President, Antonia Nwari as [4th] Vice President while Dr. Funsho Oba is the Treasurer.
Olabisi Joseph in her victory speech stated:
“I sincerely want to thank the NSSF family and friends for their unending support, my gratitude goes to those who believe in us, thank you.
Together we will continue to promote the development of sports at the grassroots. I strongly believe in our strength as a team.
It honestly doesn’t matter the particular gender at the helm of affair.
I believe in contributing my best, and that’s what I have done consistently and being the president now would just make it better.
Although women are known to be better managers and we intend to leave an impressive mark at the end of our tenure.”
The immediate past president, Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, urged stakeholders to continue to support the new excos in order to make their tenure a success.
According to Malam Ibrahim Mohammed:
“I want to appeal to our sponsors, friends and family of NSSF, you were amazing during my tenure, my predecessor wants nothing other than your support.
Bisi has beyond doubt shown that she’s capable. Everyone knows I’m not based in Lagos, but whatever I ask her to do she doesn’t flinch she carries out her duty with outmost sense of responsibility.
This is a continuation of our legacy as a family, I don’t like to call us association, what you see here today is a big family.”