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Extraordinary NFF congress dissolves Maigari-led board

Extraordinary NFF congress dissolves Maigari-led board
July 05
22:52 2014

The extraordinary congress of stakeholders and delegates of Nigerian football on Saturday dissolved the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Alhaji Aminu Maigari-.

Some delegates from the stakeholders are scheduled to visit FIFA on Tuesday to convene their stand and the issues that led to the dissolution of Maigari’s board.

The Congress also lifted the bans on Taiwo Ogunjobi and Victor Rumson Baribote, who were banned by the NFF.

The following resolutions were made:


1)   The congress expressed heartfelt appreciation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR in his personal capacity and the federal government in general, for total and unflinching support to the Nigeria Football Federation for the development of the game in Nigeria.

2)   Members of the NFF commended the players and officials of the Super Eagles for their impressive performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

3)   Congress bemoaned the unfortunate incident of the international embarrassment caused the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, by failure of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF to fully and firmly resolve issues of finance with the Super Eagles ahead of the championship.


4)   Congress accused the Maigari administration of shortchanging grassroots development by failure to regularly avail state football associations of annual grant, and abuse of NFF statutes in its constitution of NFF electoral committee by altering the list of persons approved by the congress at the 2013 General Assembly in Warri, Delta State, and inaugurating a different committee. A new NFF electoral committee and NFF appeals committee were constituted.

5)    The extraordinary congress unanimously endorsed the dissolution of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF executive committee, and immediate termination of the employment of all management staff.

6)    The congress also endorsed the dissolution of the boards of the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women League and the Nigeria Nationwide League. The secretaries are to take over the running of the leagues and report to the acting general secretary of NFF.

7)    Congress approved the appointment of Mr. Lawrence Katken as acting general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, pending the appointment of a substantive general secretary.


New Electoral Committee

1)      Barr. Jeriak Rowland (South South)

2)      Barr. Usman A. Usman (North West)

3)      Barr. Emeka Asogwa (South East)


4)      Mrs.MargarethAku (North Central)

5)      Mr. Hassan Adamu (North East)


6)      Prof. Ademola Abass (South West)

7)      Barr. Chris Essien (South South)


8)      Lawrence Katken (Secretary)

New Electoral Appeals Committee            

1)      Barr. Effiong Oboho (Member)

2)      Barr. Waribere Sonari  (Member)

3)      Dr. Isaac Akinloye (Member)

4)      Mr. Thomas Awok (Member)

5)      Mr. Simon Gyang (Member)

6)      Barr. Queen Otarakpo (Secretary)



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