Buhari Orders NFF To Hold Elections In Sept, Amend Statutes

Buhari Orders NFF To Hold Elections In Sept, Amend Statutes
President Muhammadu Buhari
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President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to immediately begin the process of having new elections for its Executive Committee when the current administration expires in September.

President Buhari also ordered that the NFF Statutes, the country’s instrument of football governance, be revised to accommodate additional stakeholders who had previously been excluded or denied equal representation in the NFF congress.

Read Also: Contract: FIFA Orders NFF To Pay Rohr N156m In Compensation

These directives were contained in a letter dated 17th June, 2022 addressed to Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation and signed by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare.

President Buhari who reinforced the Federal Government’s support for football development in the country 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 world soccer governing body, FIFA.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been ordered to pay former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr $378,000 for sacking him before the end of his contract.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Rohr was sacked in December just four weeks to the commencement of the delayed Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and was replaced by Austin Eguavoen.

Although the NFF had agreed to pay the Franco-German tactician’s salary until the end of his contract, Rohr dragged the NFF to football’s world governing body FIFA to demand an additional sum for breach of contract without justifications.

Rohr’s request of £1m was reduced to $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was ‘partially accepted insofar as it is admissible’

Africa Daily News, New York

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