The African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) rose from its virtual general assembly on Saturday, 5 June, 2021 to elect one of Nigeria’s astute sports administrators, Barrister Wahid Enitan Oshodi, as the body’s Deputy President.
News Break reports that the general assembly also re-elected Egypt’s Khaled El-Salhy. The elected positions of both El-Salhy, Oshodi and other federation members run from 2021 to 2024.
Barrister Oshodi was the President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation. He was also a former Commissioner for Sports in Lagos State. Oshodi is the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation sanctioned Nigeria Open, an annual tournament holding in Lagos, which attracts top players across the world to the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere. He is the Chairman, Nigeria Olympic Committee (Marketing & Sponsorship Commission) /CEO of WEO All Sports Ltd.
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has assured that Nigeria would continue to support eligible candidates to aspire for and occupy positions in world, regional and continental sporting bodies.
The Minister made this assertion following the election of Oshodi as the Deputy President of the African Table Tennis Federation.
“Congratulations to Mr. Enitan Oshodi, Congratulations to Nigerian sports family on the election of a committed, passionate Nigerian as Deputy President of ATTF. This is a well-deserved victory coming shortly after another Nigerian was elected to the weightlifting body. This honor is not just for Oshodi, but Nigeria and the table Tennis family. This is in line with our vision to play a key role in sports politics, just as our athletes are dominant on the field. This is a great moment for our sports and it can only get better. We shall continue to support eligible candidates to vie for positions in sporting bodies to protect the interest and welfare of our athletes. I’m so excited that Nigerian sports profile is on the rise again in International sport politics, just like on the field”, he said.