The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung will Tuesday July 8, 2016 i...
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung will Tuesday July 8, 2016 inaugurate the National Committee for the State Funeral of late Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (CON) who died on 8th June, 2016.
The Minister approved the constitution of the National Committee which comprises family members, coaches, ex- internationals, a club owner, media, football administrators and representatives of the Ministry, the armed forces and paramilitary.
The committee will be headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa while he will be assisted by the President Nigeria Football Federation Mr Amaju Pinnick.
Other committee members are Ambassador Joe Keshi, Emmanuel Ado, Jennifer Keshi, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Coach Fanny Amun, Austine Mgbolu, Mitchell Obi, Dr Mohammed Sanusi and Luka Jonathan Mangset.
Chief Tonobok Okowa will represent Delta State while Mr Prestly Ediagbonya is from Edo state. Prince Vincent Okumagba will stand in for the Nigeria Football Supporters Club while Brig. Gen U.O.
Olatoye represents the Nigerian Army. There is also Ayodele Titus from the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps and a representative of the Nigeria Poilce. Mrs Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi will serve as secretary of the committee.
The Committee will be inaugurated at the conference room of the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports, Federal Secretariat, Abuja at 10.00am