The Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA) has congratulated Alhaji Ali Bode Durotoye, over his elevation to the position of Acting Director Grassroots Sports Development at the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD).
The ODA in a statement by its spokesman, Olayinka Owolewa today, described the appointment and elevation as a round peg in round hole.
ODA, who described Alhaji Durotoye as a refined Sports Administrator, said it has no doubt that the gentle man will succeed in his new assignment.
“On behalf of the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Oladele Adeoti, the Olomu-in-council, the ODA and the entire Omu-Aran community, we congratulate you on this feat.
“We believe that you have done so well in the field of sports administration hence the reason for the elevation.
“We pray God grant you the wisdom and knowledge to succeed in this new role” Owolewa said.
The body urged Alhaji Durotoye to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties to further better the fortune of sports development in Nigeria.
Alhaji Durotoye, a graduate of Human Kinectics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ilé Ife, was until his appointment the Deputy Director School Sports.
He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Lagos, and PhD in Sports Management (In few) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.