Nigeria’s foremost sporting events’ academic centre, National Institute for Sports (NIS) has a new director-general, in the person of Dr John Dadi-Mamud, who will serve in the post for an initial term of four years.
Dadi-Mamud will also take over as the institute’s new chief executive, following a letter from the office of Nigeria’s secretary to the federal government, which confirmed the 53-year-old don’s appointment.
Dadi-Mamud, who hails from Kogi State and attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has a Doctorate degree in Exercise and Sports Science as well as a Masters’ degree in Exercise Physiology.
A statement by sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung’s special assistant on media, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze disclosed that Dadi-Mamud got the nod on the strength of having served in various capacities in the NIS.
Dadi-Mamud was the NIS’ former acting director and coordinator of academic programmes, which he assumed after serving as head of research department and general-secretary of swimming association.
The new D.G, who is also a part-time lecturer at Arabic Teachers College, Kano, assumed his latest duty post with effect from May 14, taking over from Dr Chukwudi Eke, whose tenure expired on May 10.