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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr John Atumiye Ndanusa Dadi- Mamud as the new Director/ Chief Executive of the National Institute for Sports.
A letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation states that the appointment of the former NIS Deputy Director is for an initial term of four years.
53-year old Dadi- Mamud hails from Kogi State and attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He has a Doctorate degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters’ degree in Exercise Physiology.
Dr Dadi – Mamud has served in various capacities including Acting Director NIS, Coordinator, Academic programmes, NIS, Head of Department Research Department, Secretary, Swimming Association Lokoja and part time lecturer, Arabic Teachers College Kano.
His appointment is with effect from May 14, 2019 while taking over from Dr Chukwudi Kingdom Eke whose tenure expired on May 10, 2019.
Gov Ishaku says “any gov saying he can tackle insecurity is lying”
Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Wednesday said he was helpless with the insecurity in the state, saying only state police could adequately address the resurgence of insecurity in the country.
The governor stated this in Jalingo during a chat with journalists shortly after he inaugurated the distribution of fertilizers, seedlings and agro-chemicals for Taraba farmers for the 2019 farming season.
Ishaku, who called on the residents to pray to God for peace in the state, said, “If any governor tells you that he will do anything about insecurity, such a governor is lying. As governors we don’t have control over the police or the army and virtually there is nothing we can do about security.
“We have been calling for the establishment of state police, but nobody seems to consider our position, but state police remains the only viable option to contain insecurity across the country now.
“The constitution does not place the security architecture of the country in the hands of governors. I am praying myself for peace and I have also asked the people of the state to pray for peace in the state,” he said.
Ishaku said he would use the next four years to consolidate on his achievements in the first term and boost the economy of the state through agriculture.