Lepowura Alhaji Mohammed Nuru-Deen Jawula, a former head of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has passed away.
His age was 73.
From 1997 until 2001, Alhaji Jawula served as chairman of the GFA.
He served as the Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Organizing Committee and the MTN FA CUP Committee till his death.
The GFA confirmed the death in a message on social media and said that it was brought on by hearing about Lepowura MND Jawula’s passing.
During a period of his remarkable career, he also held the position of Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance.
The GFA in a statement stated “Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all who knew him”.
Since 1995, he has been a member of the GFA and serves as Nana Sam Brew- Butler’s vice chairman.
In the Northern Region, Alhaji Jawula served as the Lepowura of the Kujolobito Gate of Lepo-Kpembe.
Mohammed Nuru-Deen Jawula, the Lepowua’s father, was born in May 1949 in Cowlane, Accra.
He was the sole child of his mother and the son of former CPP party leader Kpembiwura Jawula Ababio.
He studied English and Economics for his first degree at the University of Cape Coast.
Alhaji Jawula also received master’s degrees in social policy and African literature from the University of Ghana, Legon.
His 32-year career in the public service saw him advance from assistant division officer to Chief Director of the Ministry of Health.
Alhaji Jawula also held positions in the Ministries of Harbours and Railways and Finance.
From 1979 to 1980, he served as the DCE for Walewale and Gambaga.
He was the chairman of the Real Tamale United Management Committee and the owner of Guan United, a football team.