By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Chairman of the Cycling Association of Kaduna State,
Honourable Sunday Omotayo Adeleye has tasked board members to join hands with him in moving the sport forward not only in the state, but the entire federation.
Honourable Adeleye expressed this in his remarks, while inaugurating members of the Cycling Association Board in the state on Thursday February 17, 2022 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
“Join me in the quest to move cycling forward, not only in the state, but NIgeria,” he said.
The chairman said that what they are expected to do is to give back to the society.
” I started from here as an athlete before going international. I feel coming back home to give to the younger ones is the best thing.
“Talking about sports, 70 per cent of your resources goes in and maybe 30 per cent or nothing comes back.
“Even if nothing comes back, the joy of giving makes one happy,” he said.
He requested for a one minute silence in honour of the late chairman of Kaduna State cycling Association, Alhaji Husseini Shehu.
“We will not forget the departed, our late chairman, Alhaji Husseini Shehu who died last year after contributing his quota in developing the game in the state,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the inaugurated board members, Abbas Nasiru said that they are grateful for the appointment on the board, assuring that they will be committed into development of cycling in the state.
Those inaugurated are, Dr. Abdullahi Jimoh (Vice Chairman), Engineer Musa Nimrod (Patron), Alhaji Nasiru Abbas, Abubakar Isah, Abdulmumini Bashir, Hajiya Sadiya Aliyu, Shehu Abdullahi and Abdullahi Idris (Secretary).
They were administered oaths by Barrister Emmanuel Robert Yeti from Pearson Legal Consult.
Yusuf Yamai Joshua, Deputy Director Kaduna State Ministry of Sports Development was one of the dignitaries present, who was there as an observer.
After the swearing-in they immediately swing into action by holding their inaugural meeting.