Entry in the IOC 2009
Born 01 April 1949




Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Institute, Kiev, Ukraine (1976)


National Youth Service Corps Scheme, Yankari Games Reserve (Nigeria) (1976-1977); General Manager, Bauchi State Cooperatives Building Association Limited (Nigeria) (1977-1983); Deputy Chief of Engineering (1983-1984) then Director of Engineering (1984-1985), Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme; Deputy General Manager, Federal Housing Authority, Lagos (Nigeria) (1985-1992); Executive Director - Operations, Federal Housing Authority, Abuja (Nigeria) (1993-1999); President, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) (2000-2001); President, Council of the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) (2004-2010); Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund (2009-); Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (2014-)

Sports administration

Chairman and Member, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (1988-); Executive Vice-President, Confederation of African Volleyball (1997-); Treasurer (1997-2001), then President (2001-2010 and 2014-), Nigeria Olympic Committee (1997-2001); Member/Secretary, Finance Commission, International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) (1998-); Executive Vice-President, FIVB (2008-); FIVB Technical Delegate for the London 2012 Olympic Games (2009-); Member, Steering Committee of FIVB Development Fund (2010-); Director, Sports Facilities, National Sports Commission, Abuja (2000-2009); Presidential Committee Member, All-Africa Games (2002-2003); Member/Chairman, Technical Committee, Abuja Bid Committee for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (2005-2007); President, Zone 3, Association of the National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (2005-2009); ANOCA Executive Board Member (2005-); Treasurer General of ANOCA (2009-)

IOC History

IOC Member from 2009 to 2019; Honorary Member since 2020; Member of the following Commissions: Sport and Environment (2010-2015), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2013-2021), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2018), Olympic Channel (2015-2020), Evaluation for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 (2016-2017); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - Africa except MENA (2015-)