Giwa-led NFF board suspends LMC

Chris Giwa
Chris Giwa

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, led by Chris Giwa, has suspended the League Management Company, LMC, for what it described as sabotaging the ongoing league season.

The board, in a communiqué after its maiden meeting in Abuja on Monday, said the LMC sabotaged the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, week 26 matches.

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, and other relevant bodies saddled with the organisation of the league had boycotted the week 26 matches.

This was in solidarity with the factional NFF congress, which had refused to accept the emergence of Mr. Giwa as NFF chairman.

The first Vice Chairman of the NFF, Obinna Ogba, who read the communiqué of their meeting to journalists said a six-man committee had been constituted to oversee the Nigeria Premier League, NPL.

“The members of the committee are Mr Fatai Olaniyan (Chairman), Rumson Baribote, Okey Ibe, Isaac Danladi, Tijani Babanginda, Babangida Little and Tunji Babalola who will serve as the Secretary.

“They will oversee the NPL matches till the end of the ongoing season. The committee is also mandated to chart a new roadmap for elections into the board of the NPL,” Mr. Ogba said.

He also said that a committee had been constituted to investigate the members of the LMC and the NRA to ascertain the level of their involvement in the sabotage of the league.

Members of the committee are Inuwa Umar, O.O Olaniyan, while Chris Akon and Sunday Okayi would serve as the Chairman and Secretary respectively.

Another committee was also set up to work out modalities for movement to the new NFA secretariat.

They are Effiong Johnson as Chairman, Adama Yahaya and Chris Emeruwa as Secretary.

A committee chaired by Dominic Oneya was set up to reconcile all the factions amongst the football family and accordingly advise the NFA on how to avoid future conflict.

Other members of the committee are Ibrahim Galadima, Gabriel Chukwuma, Dickson Adejube and Onje Gyewado.


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