The South West representative on the board of the Nigeria Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF) Commander Olatunji Bamidele Ayoade, has declared his intention to run for the position of president in the upcoming federation elections.
Ayoade while briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, revealed his five points pillars towards taking the Nigeria’s shooting sports to enviable heights in the world.
He went further to assure Nigerians that he would do everything humanly possible without breaking any rules to fly the country’s flag high in the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris if elected.
“I have engaged in shooting competitions and trainings in and out of Nigeria, during this period I have gathered enough knowledge in management and administration of shooting sports and federation.
“In achieving my dreams and taking the shooting federation to an enviable heights I have five pillars which includes infrastructure development, grassroot development, creation of shooting database, regular media clinics and qualification of Nigeria for the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris will be our ultimate goal.
“We know that the shooting sports lack infrastructure in the country and we have contacted some states in which they have promised to convert hail and building to shooting range.
According to him “We have secured buildings in Kano, Lagos, River states for building a shooting range up to international best standards. I have organized shooting national championship in Asaba, I renovated and sponsored the entire tournament” he added.
Ayoade is expected to battle incumbent NSSF president Brigadier General Longsdale Adeoye (retired) for the presidency as the federation elections would take centre at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, in Abuja on Thursday September 30th.