FIFA endorses NFF’s August 26 general assembly

Aminu Maigari

The world football governing body, FIFA, has endorsed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, general assembly which will hold Tuesday, August 26, to consider and approve a new roadmap for elections into the NFF Executive Committee.

In a letter dated August 21, addressed to the NFF President, Aminu Maigari, and signed by FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General, Markus Kattner, FIFA also approved the proposal for the general assembly to decide on the composition of the Electoral Committee and the Electoral Appeals Committee.

According to a press statement by the NFF spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, Mr. Kattner said, “We take note of the decision of the NFF Executive Committee to ask the members of the upcoming congress on 26 August 2014 to consider a new roadmap for the elections, which should be held by no later than two weeks after the congress.

“We also understand from your correspondence that the members of the congress will also decide on the composition of the electoral committees whose legitimacy had been put in doubt by some members.

“The congress being the highest decision making body of any football association, we approve of the above plan, and as previously stated we are supportive of an electoral process that is free and open to everybody, thereby fulfilling the requirements of the NFF regulations.”

FIFA also commiserated with the NFF over the Wednesday morning fire outbreak at NFF’s Abuja office.

“We would like to express our support for the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and its staff after a fire broke out in part of its headquarters. Fortunately, we have learnt there are no casualties and we hope that the NFF will recover quickly from this difficult situation,” Mr. Kattner wrote.


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  • Edem Oyo-Ita

    Compare this with Fashola’s presentation in Owerri yesterday, you will call Aribisala a learner and a very poor one at that. This presentation can fly amongst the suffering masses. Too cheat a case for this administration.

  • Jumoke

    Aribisala has become a broken record. He has seen clearly the handwriting on the wall, and became so frustrated that he is all over the map to repeat empty propaganda on performance that has no iota of statistical proof. Aribisala should help us plead with president Jonathan to bring back our $15 million that his administration laundered to South Africa before he leaves. It is no money to them but it can rehabilitate the many poor people displaced by insurgents as a result of the president’s incompetence.

  • Tunde I

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Now I’ve heard everything.

  • Maria

    “No government in Nigeria has been as successful in tackling corruption structurally as that of Goodluck Jonathan.”… This man, Femi Aribi … is sick and need urgent medical attention… ahahahahahahahahaha. The moment I see this first reason, I knew this man is mad. Jonathan himself knows he is the worst thing fighting corruption by defending corruption and teaching us that stealing is not corruption. Where are oil subsidy looters? Where is PWC reports on NNPC scandals? Where are previous aviation ministers who looted the ministry? Jonathan is the most corrupt living thing on the surface of the earth. By the way, your title conveys 101 reason! I did not see up to 10! Old man, you are suffering from acute mental derangement.

    • Eagles

      The day a mosquito lands on your testicles is the day you will know there is a better way of resolving issues without using violence. APC man

  • Advocate

    murderer of 20,000 Nigerians in a preventable war with Boko Haram and missing 219 CHIBOK girls due to his inaction.

  • TeeFeeKay

    Does this man lives in Nigeria?

  • Eagles


    1. The anger of a penis doesn’t destroy the vagina. (Zimbabwe)

    2. There is no virgin in a maternity ward. (Cameroon)

    3. A child can play with it’s mother’s breasts but not with the father’s testicles. (Ghana)

    4. The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corns by the road side have the same problem. (Ghana)

    5. When you see a woman sitting with her legs open, never tell her to close them, because you do not know her source of fresh air. (Ethiopia)

    6. He who says that nothing lasts forever has never tried Hausa perfume.

    7. The only woman who knows where her man is every night is a widow. [Togo]

    8. An erected penis has no conscience. (Uganda)

    9. If you go to sleep with an itching anus, you are sure to wake up with a smelling fingers. (Kenya)

    10. The day a mosquito lands on your testicles is the day you will know there is a better way of resolving issues without using violence

  • i-priest

    Femi Aribisala! This is the man who claims to know everything: from writing about Christianity that Apostle Paul is a heretic, to saying the Lord JESUS did not die for sins of Mankind. What do you expect from a gnostic! Femi, with all due regard, is a lost soul, who needs Salvation and re-education. You may either write to praise your source – the STAR OF REMPHAN, falsely called STAR OF DAVID and be condemned before the WHITE THRONE, or repent and be converted TO BE SAVED, because the rubbish you pen is leading too many people to your way of perdition. May God have mercy on you, Mr Aribisala. You’re lost.

  • Alhajivinco

    femi aribisala (small letters are deliberate) was once a fine, principled writer who tickled my mind on religion because he gave it a very ‘aloof’, real life, realistic interpretation which I found comfort with. When he veered into politics and became a cheerleader for Jonathan, my mind was left with a permanent itch. Femi should never have joined the fray.