Adams Salaudeen has won Lagos State Football Referee Council election, unseating Moses Adebanjo.
The elective congress, held on Tuesday at the Lagos SWAN Hall at the National Stadium, Lagos, was supervised by Nigeria Referees Association boss, Tade Azeez.
Before the delegates took to the polls, an award of excellence was bestowed upon Nigeria Football Federation 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, for his contributions to football in Lagos State and the country.
Also, Nigeria Professional Football League arbiter, Igho Hope, was named Lagos Council’s best referee of the Year, with Nationwide League’s Jokogbola Olasile claiming the best assistant referee prize.
And in the battle for the hot seat, Salaudeen secured 10 votes in the polls, beating off incumbent Adebanjo, who garnered six votes to place second.
“It is an overwhelming feeling emerging as chairman of this great council after several months of campaign,” Salaudeen told the media.
“Our focus will be on referees’ development and we are looking at producing Fifa badged referees like Adebimpe Quadri who was discovered as a kid.
“During my reign, we will be very transparent and we will do all it takes to ensure our integrity is not soiled. Also, we will go the way of digitalisation where all referees’ names and match appointments will be on a very secure database.”