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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