Nigeria Olympic Committee has named President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Hon Daniel Igali as Chairman of its Technical Commission.
President of NOC, Engineer Sani M. Ndanusa announced the appointment with the tacit approval of the Board and Exco members of the NOC during their meeting at the Boardroom of the NOC, National Stadium, Surulere.
The Board and Exco members also allowed him the opportunity to come up with some other members to get the Commission functioning.
“We know you are loaded but can still carry this load of Technical Commission Chairman”, Ndanusa said to a rapturous applause from Federation Presidents.
“Igali is an ex-athlete, a Paragon who capped his time as an athlete with an Olympic Gold medal. He is an Ambassador. He is a Politician as a member of the Bayelsa House of Assembly. He is wearing many caps but merits the caps”, Ndanusa said attracting more applause from the hall.
The President of the NOC urged Igali to use his wealth of experience of reposition the Technical Commission of the NOC preparatory to the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow, Scotland among other international competitions.
Responding, Igali said that he was humbled by the appointment and promised to navigate the murky waters to bring out the best for Nigerian athletes with the co-operation of other Federation Presidents.
“I ‘m comfortable with the position but I seek the co-operation of all Federations for a harmonious working relationship”, he said.