From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Niger state government has approved the appointment of a new management Committee for the state own premier league club, the Niger Tornadoes.
The eight man management committee has Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha Gawu as its chairman while Mallam Bello Auta Maikunkele is to serve as the vice chairman.
Other members of the committee include former Tornadoes player, Usman Alfa Ziga as the Team manager, Mallam Awwal Idris Baba, the welfare officer, Mallam Abdullahi Abdul Likita, a former captain of the Team as the liaison officer.
Also to serve in the management are Mallam Aliyu Muazu Kontagora as the secretary of the club, Alhaji A.U Sani Balarabe, marketing officer while Alhaji Abdullahi L. S Dangana, a lecturer at the state owned College of Education is to serve as the media officer.
In a letter signed by the permanent secretary, ministry of youth and sports, Dr. Mohammed Gana said that the appointment of Mustapha Gawu, a former chairman of the club was based on merit and therefore urged him to bring his wealth of experience in the sports administration to bear in the management of the club.
The appointment of Alhaji Mustapha Gawu, a retired civil servant and a onetime chairman of the Niger state football association follows the dissolution last week of the Hon. Adamu Aliyu led management.
The management is to be inaugurated next week.