Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Sarah Clark as Commissioner of the Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation (FPR) in the Agency of Natural Resource. Clark, who has served as the Financial Manager for FPR for the past two years, replaces outgoing Commissioner Jason Gibbs. Sarah will do an excellent job leading FPR at an exciting time for the Department, said Governor Douglas. I am confident that her experience will be a tremendous asset as we work to increase utilization of our parks and continue to responsibly manage state lands. I am honored by the Governor s confidence in me and for the opportunity to serve as the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, said Clark. I am excited to lead the Department and its dedicated employees.Prior to joining the FPR, Clark was the Assistant Financial Operations Manager at the Agency of Human Services from 2006 to 2008 and an analyst in the Department of Finance and Management from 2004 to 2006. Before joining state government, she was an analyst with the Office of the Comptroller of Currency in Washington, D.C. Clark graduated Magna cum Laude from American University in Washington, D.C. and holds a M.B.A from the University of Maryland.Source: Governor’s office. 5.17.2010###
“We are happy to work with you to build capacity through training for the enforcement of FIFA Integrity Initiatives that will enable the federation have the capacity to detect and deal with threats of match fixing through the activities of sports betting,” Norris stated.She added that Nigeria would have to adopt and domesticate the FIFA model to suit her own operational peculiarities. “There is no one solution that fixes all the threats and it is left for the federation working with us to design what will work for it and we are always there to monitor and flag such threats when detected”.Dr. Emeruwa, who attended the FIFA/Interpol Education and Prevention Initiative Integrity in Sports Workshop in Abidjan revealed that of the five thematic areas identified at the workshop for implementation, Nigeria has implemented the first two which are the appointment of a Desk Officer and creation of awareness among all stakeholders.Of the remaining three areas, Emeruwa said, “The NFF Integrity Unit has developed a template as proposed guidelines for combating match manipulation and enhancement of the integrity program for our competitions and this guideline is to be presented to the NFF Congress at its next convocation.“Plans are on to work out a dedicated funding system to aid the initiative while the NFF Congress is being awaited to approve guidelines for a structure to collaborate with security agencies such as the Police, Department of State Security and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.”In his closing remarks, NFF President Pinnick assured the FIFA team that the NFF Executive Committee will provide the enabling structure for the Integrity Initiative to be effective, noting that, “from the report of the NFF Desk Officer, it is obvious that we are committed to the campaign.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has joined the growing list of FIFA member federations that have subscribed to the FIFA Integrity Initiative following the conclusion of a Roundtable Discussion in Lagos between the federation and heads of the FIFA Early Warning System and International Affairs.President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick led the Federation’s 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, the 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and the Chief Executive Officer of the LMC, Nduka Irabor to the meeting at Four Points Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos with Head of the Early Warning System, Dr. Julie Norris, and the Head of International Affairs at FIFA, Jacek Wojdyla.Also at the discussion were NFF Chief Legal Officer, Okey Obi, LMC’s Head of Special Projects, Harry Iwuala, and the NFF Integrity Officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa.In her opening remarks, Dr. Norris explained that the objective of the meeting was to partner the NFF as they have done with about 109 other member Federations that have subscribed to the campaign to protect the integrity of NFF competitions.