State FA chairmen meet in Abuja over Nigerian football crisis, Keshi

Aminu Maigari

The NFA board was restrained from running the affairs of Nigerian football.

The Football Association, FA, chairmen of the country’s 36 states and Abuja are due to meet in the capital city on Friday.

A source at the NFA Glass House secretariat disclosed this on Thursday.

The meeting is sequel to a Jos court order restraining the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, board, its chairman, Aminu Maigari, as well as the association’s Congress from performing its duties. The meeting is being summoned by the newly-appointed NFA acting Secretary-General, Lawrence Katken.

According to the source, issues to be discussed include the association’s board elections scheduled for late August.

“Another matter to be discussed is the cancellation or renewal of the contract of the Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi,” the source said.

Justice P.L. Lot of a High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, had on Wednesday granted an Order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining the NFA board from performing its duties.

Mr. Maigari, his board members, as well as the NFA Congress, were restrained by the court from running the affairs of Nigerian football pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.

Mr. Lot had asked the Sports Minister, pending the determination of the suit, to appoint the most senior civil servant in the NFA to take charge of affairs.

This led to the appointment of Lawrence Katken by the Minister, Tammy Danagogo.

Katken is the current Secretary of the Nigeria National League, NNL.

The present NFA board came into office on August 26, 2010 for a four-year term.



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