NFF Sacks Maigari

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Jul 24th, 2014
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Aminu Maigari

Taiwo Adelu

The Executive Committee of the board of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has sacked its president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari.

The Executive Committee met at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja early Thursday to review the crisis rocking the federation after the vacation of a court injunction as well as the lifting of suspension by FIFA, and resolved that after thorough deliberations on the secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the federation and failure to call a meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on Maigari.

According to the Communique signed by Drafting Committee Chairman, Alhaji Muazu Sulyeman, the committee approved the immediate dismissal of Maigari from the NFF Executive Committee on grounds of alleged financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration.

The Committee resolved to mandate the 1st Vice President, Chief Mike Okeke Umeh as Acting President, to preside over the affairs of the federation, pending the composition of the new NFF Executive Committee after the elections of Tuesday, 26 August, 2014.

The Executive Committee commended world football governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for its keen interest in the development of Nigeria football and pledged that the country will continue to abide by the dictates of FIFA and CAF Statutes and the FIFA –approved NFF Statutes.

 The Executive Committee thanked President Goodluck Jonathan and all Nigerians from far and near for their patience and understanding during the crisis period and reiterated that concerted efforts are geared towards the development of football in Nigeria.

In attendance at the meeting today were Maigari, Chief Mike Umeh (Vice President); Chief Emeka Inyama (member); Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedinma (member); Alhaji Ahmad Muazu Kawu (member); Chief Effiong Johnson (member); Barr. Christopher Green (member); Shehu Adamu (Member); Alhaji Muazu Suleyman (member); Mr. Ayodeji Tinubu (member); Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ (member); Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu (member); Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande (member). Secretary, Musa Amadu, also in attendance.

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