The newly appointed chairman of Gombe state Sport Commission Alh. Hamza Adamu Soye has assumed his duty as the Chairman of the newly appointed board members of the Commission.
Adamu Soye who was recently appointed by His Excellency Alh. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya along with other members was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary of the Commission Mrs. Aishatu Biliyabu and Director of Sport Alh. Musa Sule Jarmai at the Commission’s complex in Pantami township stadium Gombe.
In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the Commission Mrs Aishatu expressed her joy for the timely appointment of the board members who will oversee activities of the sport body.
“On behalf of the Commission, I wish to welcome the Chairman and his members on board, we are so excited to you have you here. We know that it is because of your good track record in sports, that is why His Excellency appointed you to chair this board and we are sure that you are going to bring all your experiences here. It is a team work, if we put our heads together, we will move the commission forward”
In his speech, the new Chairman Alh. Hamza Adamu Soye thank the Governor for giving him the opportunity to serve the state in that capacity.
“I will like to thank His Excellency Governor Inuwa Yahaya for giving the opportunity to serve in the sport sector. I also want to thank all of you here for your supports, I am truly humbled. Managing sports may seems easy but it is not actually easy. So what we need from all of you and other sports lovers are prayers and supports”.
He reiterated his desire to work alongside staff of the commission and his new board members in order to bring back the glory days of sports in the state.
“I, the Sports Commission and my team will work closely to ensure that sport comes alive in the state. Back then under Bauchi state, Gombe zone produce 70% of athletes and it is unfortunate that we lost that glory, but by the grace of God, we will revive that spirit and make our sports attractive again. We will also revive other sports as they are also capable of winning medals for the state”.
Here is the complete names of the newly constituted board members of th Commission;
Malam Haza Adamu Soye – Chairman
Permanent Members are;
- HAdu Ligari
- Sulaiman Adamu Cheldu
- Samuel Alfayo Boh
Part time members;
- Lanre Daniel
- Kabiru Kwairanga
- Aliyu S. Umar