The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Solomon Dalung has inaugurated the National Committee for the funeral of Stephen Keshi on Friday. The former Nigeria coach died June 8.

The committee was inaugurated at the conference room of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Federal Secretariat, Abuja at about 10.00am on Friday.

The minister has approved the constitution of the committee, which comprises family members, coaches, ex- internationals, football administrators among others.

The committee is headed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Christian Ohaa, who will be assisted by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.

Other members are Ambassador Joe Keshi, Emmanuel Ado, Jennifer Keshi, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Fanny Amun, Austin Mgbolu, Mitchell Obi, Dr Mohammed Sanusi and Luka Mangset.

Chief Tonobok Okowa will represent Delta State while Prestly Ediagbonya is from Edo State.

Prince Vincent Okumagba will stand in for the Nigeria Football Supporters Club while Brig-Gen U.O. Olatoye will represent the Nigerian Army.

Ayodele Titus is from the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps and a representative of the Nigeria Police.

Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi will serve as secretary of the committee.

Culled from www.savidnews.com
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