16.3 C
London
Monday, August 8, 2022
HomeFifaBuhari orders NFF to hold elections in September, amend statutes

Buhari orders NFF to hold elections in September, amend statutes

Date:

Related stories

Russia-backed official in Ukraine’s Kherson dies after attack

An official with the Russian occupying authorities in Ukraine’s...

Commonwealth Games: Amusan-inspired Team Nigeria clinch women’s relay gold

Nigeria has won the 4x100m women’s relay final of...

Ten Hag loses first game as Man Utd manager to Brighton

Erik ten Hag’s reign as Manchester United manager got...

Stakeholders stand differently on lowering of UTME cut-off marks

Stakeholders in the education sector have expressed mixed reactions...

Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid

US President Joe Biden was out of isolation on...
spot_imgspot_img

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to immediately commence the process that will lead to holding new elections into its Executive Committee at the expiration of the current administration in September.

The Nigerian president also directed that the instrument of football administration in the country, the NFF Statutes, be amended to include other stakeholders, who had hitherto been disenfranchised, or denied equal representation in the NFF congress.

These directives were contained in a letter dated 17th June, 2022 addressed to Amaju Pinnick, the president of the NFF, and signed by the country’s sports minister, Sunday Dare.

Buhari, who reinforced the Nigerian government’s support for football development in one of Africa’s top footballing nation, urged the leadership of the NFF to ensure that the amended statutes reflect the national yearnings, aspirations and peculiarities of Nigeria as a sovereign nation whilst aligning with the principles and objectives of football as set by the sports’ governing body, FIFA.

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

spot_img

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here