NFF Shuns Court Order Rolls Out Agenda For Elective Congress in Edo


By Sportgister Ng

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to play ignorance and defy a court order by going ahead with its planned Annual General Assembly billed for September 30 in Benin City, Edo State, which will herald the new election into the board.

Recall on Thursday, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court 5 Abuja, while presiding over a matter in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1376/2022 between (1) Harrison Jalla (2) Chief Rumson Victor Baribote and (3) Austin Popo (4)

The Registered trustees of the National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF) (Trading under the name and style of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria) (PFAN) VS (1) Nigeria Football Association (NFA) (Trading under the name and style of the Nigeria Football Federation) (NFF) (2) Amaju Pinnick (3) Hon. Minister of Sports and Youth Development, put the NFF elections on hold.

The plaintiff had approached the court in mid-2021 after due process demanding an amendment to the NFF statutes 2010 for equal representation for all the five statutory bodies making up the Nigeria Football Federation in terms of voting rights and representation on the NFF Board, its Congress and Sub/Standing Committees.

Also, a group named Nigeria Football Stakeholders wrote a letter of threat addressed to Minister of Sports Sunday Dare and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick warming that cancellation of the elections is the only thing that can stop them from bombing the venue.

Despite all these, on Friday, the NFF made public the agenda for the Annual General Assembly. It scooped that, a declaration of the Annual General Assembly has been convened composed in compliance with the Statutes of NFF.

Other items on the agenda are the presentation of the consolidated and revised balance sheet and theprofit and loss statement of the NFF.

Vote on proposals for amendments to the statutes, the regulationsgoverning the application of the Statutes and the standing orders ofthe General Assembly and dissolution of the current Executive Committee


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