The Nigeria Football Federation has set up two investigative committees to look into petitions concerning two former members of its Executive Committee.
The first committee headed by the chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Emeka Inyama, has the responsibility to investigate thoroughly a petition sent to the world football-governing body, FIFA, against the Nigeria Football Federation’s leadership by the immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Premier League and then 2nd Vice President of NFF, Rumson Baribote.
The second, headed by Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, was charged with devising a thorough method to look into a petition filed by international footballer, Olanrewaju Kayode, against a former NFF General Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee, Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Kayode had petitioned the NFF on the role of Ogunjobi in his failed transfer to Ivorian club, Asec Mimosa.
While inaugurating the committees at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, the federation’s president, Aminu Maigari, noted that once a petition was brought forward by anyone against any individual or body in the Nigeria football family, it was only just and fair to bring both the petitioner and the individual/body concerned to a neutral forum and hear them out.
Inyama’s committee had two NFF Executive Committee members, Felix Anyansi-Agwu and Ahmad Kawu. Richard Jideaka is also a member while Tajudeen Tiamiyu is the secretary.
Tiamiyu has disclosed that his committee will invite Baribote to the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Monday next week.
Green will work with another NFF Executive Committee member, Yusuf Ahmed, Garba Yakassai of the Bayero University, Kano, Edith Nwakire and Calistus Ebare. Magaji Abdullahi is the secretary of the Greene committee.
Both committees have two weeks to submit their reports to the NFF leadership.
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