…General Secretary Expresses Appreciation
By Amaechi Agbo
The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC has recognised and granted approval to Nigeria Teqball Federation, NIGTEQ to operate in the country.
The approval was granted Thursday during a virtual Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the NOC.
In a nine-point communique issued at the end of the meeting, the NOC also granted approval to two other federations, Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria and Nigeria Curling Federation.
The AGM which was chaired by the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel, also had in attendance the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, the Permanent Secretary, of the ministry, Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Executive Committee, International federation; ANOCA President representative, Mr Jonathan Dyagas, all members of the Executive Board, as well as Patrons, Sponsors, members of the various NOC commissions and Observers.General-Secretary, Nigeria Teqball Federation Appreciates NOC On Approval
Meanwhile, the General-Secretary, Nigeria Teqball Federation, NIGTEQ, Mr Ndudi Edede has expressed profound gratitude to the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC for the recognition and approval granted to the new federation to operate under its purview.
The NOC Thursday through its Annual General Meeting recognised and approved the establishment of the Nigeria Teqball Federation, NIGTEQ in the country.
Reacting to the development in an interview, the General-Secretary, NIGTEQ commended the Technical Committee of the NOC for doing a diligent work in granting the approval.
Mr Ndudi who said that the Federation worked hard to achieve the recognition added that the approval will stimulate the Executive Board into action
“We are grateful to the NOC. We really worked for it. It was not an easy task. The technical committee of the Nigeria Olympic Committee and the body as a whole were so diligent in their activities and were so precise in their actions.
“We really worked towards meeting up with their requirements and we eventually did, so I thank God for that. We give God all the glory,” he said.
Going forward, the scribe said “The approval means a lot to us as a federation. If you watched in the couple of months ago, we were silence because of the recognition. It slowed down our activities but we are so patient with them to ensuring that we get the approval. Now that we have gotten the approval, it is going to fast-track our activities.
“Even the parent body, the International Federation of Teqball, FITEQ needs this approval and now that we have gotten it, it will position us in carrying out our activities especially in the coming new year.
“We worked so hard to achieve it, they did not delay. They did their job creditably. And we also did our best,” he said.
Mr Ndudi added that the federation will roll out its plan for the year 2021in the first quarter.