The Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced the reshuffle of national association secretaries. Under the new dispensation, all the six geo- political zones are represented to achieve efficiency, professionalism and national spread for equality and sustainability.
Extra Time gathered that under the new postings, Segun Oguntade, Olumide Bamiduro, Gloria Ekwempu, Ademu Elijah, Beyioku Niyi, Abobi Patrick and Olalekan Alabi were redeployed to the Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), while Patrick Okeke, Clement Iyaluegbehe, Ajao Olufemi, Ganiyu-Opolo Abidemi and Dapo Akinyele were posted to Grassroots Sports Development.
Chinedu Ezealah, Thecla Opara and Iwang Isreal were moved to Sports Planning, Research and Documentation; Uche Onwumeh and Mbora Ikana are deployed to the Lagos Liaison office while Onyeka Emeka Augustine, Birma Buba Ademu and Ogenyi Queen moved to Human Resource Management.
In the re-deployment, a new set of ministry staff were assigned to the federations which hitherto were managed by those posted to the ministry departments, while the others were moved to other federations. All appointments are with immediate effect.
Barrister Dalung has however urged the newly appointed secretaries to be diligent and desist from acts capable of undermining the authority of the ministry. He urged them to work towards the uplifting of sports development in the country.