Maikano Abdullahi Steps in As New OSMA President, Vice-President of CISM

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Olayemi Esan

Brigadier General Maikano Abdullahi has been sworn in as Organisation of Military Sports in Africa, OSMA’s president and at the same time  International Military Sports Council  CISM’s vice president promising to promote sports and encourage good sporting relationship among the 51 African countries.

Report has it that, Abdullahi jostled with candidates from Algeria, Kenya and Guinea for the OSMA spot.

In his acceptance Speech, Brig. Gen Maikano Abdullahi who also serving as the Deputy Director Sports at Defence Headquarters in Nigeria vowed to project the good image of the country by ensuring it is well represented in military sports in Africa.

”I will promote military sports in Nigeria and Africa. I will also ensure that our continent is adequately represented in all CISM sporting events and World General Assemblies,” Abdulahi said.

The newly decorated OSMA president who is automatic the vice president of CISM is a fellow of National Association of Physical and Health Education Recreation Sports and Dance (NAPHER-SD) and has won several national and international awards in Cameroon, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Niger and Guinea.

He thanked the Ministry of Defence, Cameroun the host country for the inauguration  and also thanked the Chief of Army of Staff, Lt Gen Yusuf Burutai and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, for supporting him during the election the OSMA and CISM posts. While also thanking Olonisakin for ensuring the regular payment of the military membership annual dues of CISM and OSMA from 2015 to date.

Reports say, the inauguration ceremony of Brig Gen Maikano Abdullahi as OSMA President and Vice President CISM went well and was well attended with representatives from many African countries and the Minister of Defence, Cameroon Armed Forces as the Special Guest of Honor.

Nigeria, Armed Forces of Nigeria and the Nigerian Army was  highly honoured  by the host country.

The Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) is a continental organisation made up of the Armed Forces of African Member countries. It is the African representation of the International Military Sports Council (CISM)

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