NOC Somalia President, Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi, was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly of the institution on 7 January 2017.
Speaking after his election, the president outlined some of challenges his organisation will seek to rise to in the years ahead. “Retaining leadership means nothing, but what makes much sense to me is that you have given me another great opportunity to lead our sport to a higher level of development,” he told members of the General Assembly. “The development plans I have are more and I am sure that together we can create a better future for Somalia sport …Now we have nearly four years to the next Olympic Games, We want Somalia to make a difference during those Games,” Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi asserted.
To attain that goal, he pointed out, there was need to start very early preparations as from mid 2017.
“I know our financial capacity is very small as we only depend on the annual assistance we get from the IOC, but we are committed to making a change at whatever cost,” he added. The General Assembly also elected its first ever woman, Fadumo Ali Nur, as Vice President, while Mohammad Abdo Hagi is the new Secretary-General.