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Alakija given top job

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, March 31, 2014

DOCTOR Ayoade Olatunbosun Alakija was unanimously elected as the new president of Athletics Fiji at its annual general meeting in Nadi on Saturday.

A total of 14 financial clubs were represented at the meeting.

The clubs from Lautoka and Nadi dominated the meeting with only one club from Suva in attendance.

All the other executives were elected unopposed.

They are Edward Bernard (vice president), Roy Ravana (secretary), Adrian Ali (treasurer), Dave Dickinson (chief technical official), Antonio Raboiliku (chief development official), Abinesh Kumar (athletes representative) and Joji Lagi (club's representative).

The meeting was chaired by Pacific Games Council president Vidya Lakhan.

No written president's report was presented.

The financial report was also unavailable.

It was highlighted that no audited financial report had been presented since 2010.

Alakija said they had a lot of hard work ahead to solve all outstanding issues.

She said the clubs voiced concerns about the constitution seeking amendments.

"I believe that the new committee is committed to do the job," Alakija said.

"There is a lot of hard work needed. We are here to serve the sport and serve the athletes.

"We are starting with a new slate. Everybody was invited to the meeting because this is the only avenue where their voice would be heard.

"Clearly we need to put our house in order and coming clearly from the members is to sort out the constitution issue."

The meeting was held under the 2008 constitution.





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