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Buhari directs NFF to hold elections in September, amend statutes

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 Guardian reports contains that, Buhari also ordered 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.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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