By Sumayyah Olapade
The Nigerian Football Federation has scheduled the NFF Elective Congress 2022 for September 30, 2022.
The body also approved the suspension of NFF Statutes (2010) and the NFF Electoral Code (2009).
The date was approved by the NFF executive committee at a meeting held on Thursday at the Best Western Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos State. This was contained in a communique made available to journalists on Friday by Ademola Olajire, spokesman for the NFF.
“The General Assembly expressed the heartfelt appreciation of the entire Nigeria Football fraternity to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR as a person and the Federal Government as a body, for the continued support and encouragement of the NFF, the various National Teams, and Nigeria Football generally,” according to the communique.
“The Congress approved the suspension of the provisions of the NFF Statutes (2010) and the NFF Electoral Code (2009) that provide for a specific time between the formation of the Electoral Committee and the holding of elections for the NFF Executive Committee.” As a result, the Congress set September 30th as the date for the NFF Elective Congress 2022.
“In light of the foregoing, the Congress established the NFF Electoral Committee and the NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022, as follows:
“NFF Electoral Committee 2022: Aikhunegire Anthony Malik (Chairman); Justice Abdulkadir Zakariyya (Vice Chairman); Babatunde Ogala – SAN (Member); Daha Umar Daura – Danburam (Member); Gambo Mamman (Member); Aikhunegire Anthony Malik (Member); (Member). Barristers Ifeanyi Dike and Ransom Ariyo serve as alternates.
“NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022: Barrister Gandi Umar, mni (Chairman); Ayo Akindele – SAN (Vice Chairman); Rev. Obioma Onyeaghala (Vice Chairman); Rev. Obioma Onyeaghala (Vice Chairman); Rev. Obioma Onyeaghala ( (Member). Barrister Chive Kaave and Barrister Idi Halidu Ali are the alternate members.
“The NFF Elective Congress 2022 will be held in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, as approved by the General Assembly.”
“Following a motion on the floor of the General Assembly, the Congress approved that the current NFF Executive Committee continue in office to conduct the elections on September 30, 2022, in order to avoid any form of vacuum.”
“Congress approved that all decisions made at the Annual General Assembly, particularly the Electoral Roadmap, be communicated to FIFA, the world football governing body, without delay, for approval, endorsement, and ratification by the NFF General Secretary.”
“The General Assembly expressed gratitude to the Lagos State Government for its ongoing support and encouragement of Nigeria Football.”