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We need to put the house in order-Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija SHEIK DEAN NADI Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the newly elected president of Athletics Fiji. She got the vote during Athletics
30 Mar 2014 09:20

We need to put the house in order-Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija
SHEIK DEAN
NADI
Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the newly elected president of Athletics Fiji.
She got the vote during Athletics Fiji’s annual general meeting at Fiji National University Namaka Campus in Nadi yesterday.
The meeting was chaired by Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee life member Vidya Lakhan.
She was elected under the 2008 Constitution after the 2010 Constitution was not ratified or adopted.
“For now we need to put the house in order,’’ said Dr Alakija.
“Without proper administration our athletes will not succeed.”
She says the 2008 Constitution will be reviewed in order for the incoming committee to work closely and pave the road to success for athletes.
“It came very clearly from the members that we need to sort out the constitution so that we can move forward.
Members during the AGM requested an audit report but this was not provided as the sport’s body has not had an audit since 2010.
Dr Alakija however, briefed the members on the financial statement of 2013 which she then has to submit a written copy to members.
The newly-elected committee is made of people who are actively involved in athletics and are committed to take athletics to greater heights and issues such as the constitution review and audit reports will be rectified in due time.
Former president Albert Miller was not present at the AGM.
“We do not have any short term goal, but we will have a briefing after the AGM with the newly elected team,’’ Dr Alakija said.
Other executives: vice-president-Edward Bernard; secretary- Roy Ravana; treasurer- Adrienne Ali; chief technical official- Dave Dickinson; chief development official- Antonio Raboiliku; athletes’ representatives- Abhinesh Kumar; Club representative- Joji Lagi.
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