NAPHER-SD South West Zone: Ekiti First lady, Others Receive Merit Awards, As New Officials Elected
The South-West Zone of NAPHER-SD rose from its 2022 annual Conference held from May 10-13 in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State to elect a new set of officers to run the affairs of the region for the next four years.
Led by Prof. Patrick Ola Oyeniyi from Ekiti state as chairman, other elected members include Dr Ben Edegbai (Ogun)Ist vice, Otunba Sylvester Ikuejamoye(Ondo) 2nd vice, Comrade Ige-Jenyo Olawale (Lagos) Secretary, Dr Gbenga Ajibola(Lagos) Financial Secretary, Alhaja Iyiola Fausat Ibironke (Ondo) Treasurer, Dr Collins Aribamikan (Ekiti) PRO and Dr. Olawunmi Adisa (Osun) Publication Secretary while Prof. Ebeneza Morakinyo and Prof. Abiodun Moronfolu are the ex-Officios.
The Conference was climaxed with an outstanding merit award given to five distinguished personalities.
These include the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti state, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Dr Mrs Kofo Olabimpe Aderiye, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Alhaja Maryam Ogunlade, Hon Commissioner for Women Affairs and Prof. Joel Adekunle Adigun, Bouesti, Ikere Ekiti while the region showered praises on the immediate past Chairman Prof. Abiodun Moronfolu for his outstanding leadership qualities.
All the participants were presented with a set of 4 books each as donated by Prof Michael Ajisafe, Grand Patron of Ekiti State NAPHER-SD and former Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.
Papers on “Gender Issues in Sports” were presented by Prof Patrick Ola Oyeniyi and Prof. Ebeneza Morakinyo among others.