Kano born Abba Adam Mouktar Mohammed, the son of late Air vice-marshal Mouktar Mohammed who served Nigeria meritoriously for many years, may God almighty rest his soul, amin.
Abba, a Lagos and London breed with so much experience in interrelationships, and good understanding of globalization.
Certainly, this is the catalyst that produces the deep rooted desire to see sports change for the better in Nigeria. A master degree holder in finance, a FIFA licensed agent, an astute manager who fraternize with everyone irrespective of their religious beliefs, a detribalized lover of Nigeria and the people therein.
His passion and desire to see changes, especially in the game of football and other sports is what informed his decision to resign as a player agent into management and administration. After so many years of management, and as a former vice-chairman of the Federal Capital Territory FA he decided to run for the position of the chairman with his vast experience.
He came with promises, full of aspirations as to what he intends to achieve.
In less than two(2) years now.., few months to his 2nd year anniversary as the FCT FA chairman he has doubled every of those promises and even more.
Today, we are celebrating a Federal Capital Territory FA chairman who has raised the bar so high in terms of infrastructural development, programs for grassroot developmental activities that has helped sports so far in the FCT.
Permit me to say this on his behalf without sounding immodest, ‘he’s the most successful FCT FA chairman yet!’.
We have fact-checked before coming to this conclusion.
These are some of what we found:
- He sponsored 21 coaches to National Institute for Sports (NIS) for basic course, took care of their welfare all through the three(3) months period.
Another two(2) coaches for the advanced stage for a nine(9) months course and all expenses paid.
- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area10 stadium at the old parade ground that was abandoned is now back to use. One could imagine what was done in that facility to bring it back to life.. all thanks to this visionary chairman.
- Built and office, a befitting one.. a standard dressing room and good parking space at the area3 synthetic playing ground.
- He has had the best Federal Capital Territory (FCT) league, and we can boldly say it is the most successful yet..
- He conducted the most successful area council FA elections, he went a step further to propose for each one of them to have an office which will be accomplished in no distant future.
- Constantly giving support to sports in his capacity as FCT FA chairman, supporting the family of sport irrespective of which sport both in FCT and the nation at large.
- Upgrade referees by organizing seminars for them, registered and paid for their exams, procure uniforms for them as well..
All thanks to this visionary leader!
Now, I understand why some call him ‘Mr Talk And Do!’..
That’s what leadership is all about, “make the world around you better than you met it”.