RMD'S OLYMPIC ASPIRATION FOR NIGERIA, AND THE ALHASSAN YAKMUT STOP OF OLYMPIC JAMBOREE RUNS



Not so long ago, front line actor, brand Ambassador ad business man, Richard Mofe Damijo(RMD) made a sterling confession as regards his desire for Nigeria
He did not talk economy or movies, he simply said that: ‘My biggest desire is in sport front, I pray and hope to see the day Nigeria will play in world cup finals, if they get the gold or silver is not my worry, let us just pay in finals’’
He went on to posit that his second desire is for Nigeria to win the 100 meters Olympics gold. IS that a wish list? Indeed if wishes were horses, beggars will see light

Now, all that may not be mere wish list, the  hard pushing Nigeria sports DIRECTOR General, Dr  Al-Hassan Saleh Yakmut, a thorough bread one time sports man, turned astute administrator, is saying it loud and clear that the coming Olympics will see Nigeria’s athlete making records they have not made before

‘The RIO Olympic I wish to assure our people that it will not be business as  usual, we are going to Olympics ,not jamboree, we are going with only the games  that we have bright winning medal potential, that will help our focus, that will make us aim for gold in areas that where hitherto seen as jinx’’ he said recently

If Nigeria does well, it will be glory for the nation in love with sport ,led by an equally sport loving President Mohammad Buhari and for sure,  DR Al-Hassan Saleh Yakmut, whose story is that of grass to grace-yet remains one of the most  astute and humble administrator around today


DR Al-Hassan Saleh Yakmut hails from MANGU LGA in Plateau State, and is rated as one of the most experienced administrator in Africa today

Let u take a look at his resume:

Formerly, Director Grassroots Sports Development NATIONAL SPORTS COMMISSION, before ex President Good luck Jonathan appointed him DG, he has a rugged track record

Professional History

 

  • Acting Director (Federations and Elite Athletes Department): National Sports Commission. Started: 2010. Ended: 2012
  • Acting Director (Sports, Planning Research and Documentation Department): National Sports Commission. Started: 2010
  • Deputy Director (Federations and Elite Athletes Department): National Sports Commission
  • Executive Secretary: Nigeria Premier League. Started: 2007. Ended: 2010
  • Sports Zonal Coordinator (North Central): Federal Ministry of Sports and Social Development. Started: 2005. Ended: 2006
  • Secretary (Professional Football League): Nigeria Football Association. Started: 1991. Ended: 2001
  • Desk Officer (Marketing and Insurance): Federal Ministry of Sports and Social Development. Started: 1999
  • Sports Zonal Coordinator (South East): Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. Started: 1996. Ended: 1999
  • Sports Zonal Coordinator (North East): Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. Started: 1994. Ended: 1996
  • Sole Administrator/Director of Sports: Plateau State Sports Council. Started: 1993. Ended: 1994
  • Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman: National Sports Commission. Started: 1992. Ended: 1993
  • Personal Assistant to the Honorable Minister: Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. Started: 1991. Ended: 1992
  • Senior Sports Officer: Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. Started: 1990. Ended: 1991
HIS educational record is also worthy of note
  • M.Ed: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Started: 1987. Ended: 1990
  • LL'M: University of Jos, Plateau State. Started: 2005. Ended: 2007
  • PGD: University of Nigeria, Enugu State. Started: 1997. Ended: 1998
  • B.Sc: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Started: 1983. Ended: 1986
  • Certificate: Academie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland... Ended: 2001
  • Diploma: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Started: 1981. Ended: 1983
  • SSCE: Boys' Secondary School, Gindiri, Plateau State. Started: 1974. Ended: 1979
  • Pry-School Leaving Cert: L.E.A. Primary School, Ampang West, Plateau State. Started: 1967. Ended: 1974
  • MBA: Business School, Netherlands
  • PhD: University of Jos, Plateau State
No doubt, with men like YAKMUT on board, this Olympics may not be one of those run of mills jamboree of full house and no gold

SPECIAL OLYMPIC PIECE

BY Cerutti Mike .Osagie

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