Tijani Umar: Personifying Altruism In Sports
By Akin Bolarinwa
A job in sports administration is a great opportunity to combine passion for sports with the practical business activities of a range of organisations.
Attaining one of the biggest and non political position in government is not a fluke, Tijani Umar, the NBBF President is an administrator that is always ready to ensure the smooth running of a sports business.
The recently appointed permanent secretary of the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to North East zone of Nigeria often finds opportunities to take on higher levels of responsibility fairly quickly.
Tijani Umar believes sport has gained in political and social significance, with growing public awareness of its contributions to personal health, community development and the national economy.
Very mindful of the increasing demand for higher quality delivery in sports administration, Tijani Umar is now the chosen one and his new position in government is to take basketball.