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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Introducing the newly appointed Patrons of LSDI

Three renowned and veteran sport administrators and enthusiasts, Mallam Alhassan Yakmut, Prof. Stephen Hamafyelto and Chief Emmanuel Ede, have been appointed as Patrons of Loofball Sport Development Initiative (LSDI).

Mal. Yakmut, a former Director General of the National Sports Commission, is a seasoned sportsman and civil servant, who has served in various capacities in government parastatals and agencies. Prof. Hamafyelto of the University of Maiduguri is the immediate past President of the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) whose wealth of experience in school sport administration has benefited the nation in many areas. Chief Ede is an established businessman and a proponent of youth sport in Nigeria.

Relatedly, LSDI has also appointed the Hama Bachama, His Royal Majesty, Homun Dr. Daniel Shaga Ismaila (OON) as its Grand Patron. The traditional ruler is a well-known lover of sport and one who believes in the power of sport to promote peaceful coexistence and mitigate social vices. Having served as the Director General and Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Ismaila is also highly revered for his unwavering anti-drug abuse campaigns.

Reacting to the development, the Executive Director of LSDI, Mr. Winner Vidiyeno Matahula, said the appointments were a unanimous decision of the management and trustees and in line with the organization's roadmap and vision. According to him, the appointments will to a great extent help improve the credibility of the organization. Mr. Matahula further wished the patrons a salutary mentorship and contribution to the growth and development of loofball as well as the organization.



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