The board of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria has been inaugurated on Thursday with Prince Kelvin Ehizogia as president and Mohammad Abba Inuwa as vice-president.
The occasion that took place at the conference room of the Minister of Youth and Sports saw Minister Solomon Dalung give a piece of advice to the inaugurated committee to eschew violence and work together towards taking the sport to greater heights.
“The Harmonization Committee met today to resolve all grey areas surrounding the election of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria. Rowdiness and unruly behaviour were pointed out as some of the challenges faced during the electoral process,” the Sports minister said while addressing the board.
“We have made it clear to the President that the leadership of the Gymnastics federation must do everything possible to ensure a violent -free administration. We have extracted a letter of commitment from the board”.
“If there is violence of any form in the Federation, we will move in and help you to stabilize.
“Nobody should intimidate or harass any member of this federation or any other federation. You must use diplomacy, love and care to carry everyone along in this Federation.
“You must respect everyone’s contributions while decisions must be taken at board meetings or at the congress,” he concluded.
Responding on behalf of the board, the President- elect of the Gymnastics Federation Prince Kelvin Ehizogia promised to carry the board members along and seek ways of promoting the sport in the country and beyond.
“I assure the Minister on behalf of my board, that we will not let you down. We will do all we can to take Gymnastics to enviable heights” Ehizogia said.