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NFF to draw up roadmap for elections

25 August 2014, 13:41Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Annual General Assembly of Nigeria Football Federation will meet in Abuja on Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 to draw up a new roadmap leading to the conduct of elections into the NFF Executive Committee, it was agreed on Sunday evening.

Earlier scheduled for Warri, Delta State, the gathering will now be in Abuja and the session is expected to commence at 4pm at the Chida International Hotel, with Chairmen and Secretaries of the Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT, as well as Chairmen and Secretaries of the various Leagues, Coaches Association, Referees Association and Players’ Union expected in attendance.

NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu disclosed that a three –hour meeting at the Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Distinguished Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, resolved that the NFF Congress will fashion out a roadmap that will usher in open, transparent and credible elections that will be acceptable to world football –governing body, FIFA and the world football community at large.

“It has been agreed that the Congress take place in Abuja instead of Warri, but there will be no elections on Tuesday, 26th August. The Congress will only fashion out a roadmap for the elections, with the elective Congress expected to come up not later than two weeks after the Congress of Tuesday, 26th August,” Amadu said as he came out of the meeting.

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Amadu expressed the NFF’s heartfelt appreciation to Distinguished Senator Anyim, and the Minister/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Tammy Danagogo for the remarkable agreement that brings to an end weeks of crisis in Nigeria football.

Also present at the meeting were NFF President, Aminu Maigari, NFF 1st Vice President Mike Umeh, NFF Executive Committee members Shehu Adamu, Emeka Inyama, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, Ayodeji Tinubu, Ahmad Muazu Kawu, Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ and Chris Green, State FA Chairmen Amanze Uchegbulam (Imo), Taiwo Ogunjobi (Osun), Ephraim Chukwuemeka (Abia), Abel Ehigie (Edo), Lucky Gospel Ewa (Bayelsa) and Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi), as well as Rumson Baribote, Shehu Dikko and Jarrett Tenebe.

In a letter dated August 21, addressed to NFF President, Maigari and signed by Deputy Secretary General, Markus Kattner, FIFA had approved of the proposal for the General Assembly to work out a new roadmap and also decide on the composition of the Electoral Committee and the Electoral Appeals Committee.

“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.”

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Roll –call for NFF general assembly

Abia State: Chairman: E. C. Chukwuemeka, Secretary: Ikeme Kalu Daniel

Adamawa State: Chairman: Musa A. Duhu, Secretary: Umaru Hamidu

Akwa Ibom State: Chairman: Effiong Johnson (Menyene Nkwo), Secretary: Mathew Peter Udoh

Anambra State: Chairman: Mike Umeh (Jude Obikwelu), Secretary: Emeka Ralph

Bauchi State: Chairman: Yahuza Adamu Ningi, Secretary: Hussaini Ibrahim Garba

Bayelsa State: Chairman: Lucky Gospel Ewa, Secretary: Ebiegberi Hans-Egbe

Benue State: Chairman: Margaret Icheen, Secretary: Nongu –Philip Terwase

Borno State: Chairman: Kalli Babagana, Secretary: Baba Sani

Cross River State: Chairman: Essien Ayi (Oswald Atuake), Secretary: Greg Abang

Delta State: Chairman: Amaju Pinnick, Secretary: Friday Onothoja

Ebonyi State: Chairman: Obinna Ogba, Secretary: Ome D. Chukwuemeka

Edo State: Chairman: Abel Ehigie, Secretary: Victor Edokpayi

Ekiti State: Chairman: Isaac Ayodele, Secretary: Mercy Adegbuji

Enugu State: Chairman: Chidi Ofor Okenwa, Secretary: Ugwu Francis Sunday

FCT: Chairman: Musa Talle, Secretary: Ibrahim Abdullahi

Gombe State: Chairman: Auwalu Umar Sani, Secretary: Ahmed Binanu Sada

Imo State: Chairman: Amanze Uchegbulam, Secretary: Ndudi Godfrey

Jigawa State: Chairman: Sabo Abdullahi Dutse, Secretary: Abdullahi A. Ringim

Kaduna State: Chairman: Magaji Abdulkadir, Secretary: Ahuwan Elisha

Kano State: Chairman: Sharif Rabiu Inuwa, Secretary: Usman Yahaya

Katsina State: Chairman: Bello Saidu, Secretary: Sani Tinua

Kebbi State: Chairman: Abubakar C. Ladan, Secretary: Atiku Magaji

Kogi State: Chairman: Adams Yahaya, Secretary: Austin Ogunmola

Kwara State: Chairman: Busari Ishola, Secretary: Oke Mohammed Jimoh

Lagos State: Chairman: Seyi Akinwunmi, Secretary:  Damilola Morakinyo

Nasarawa State: Chairman: Mohammed Alkali, Secretary: Yakubu Galadima

Niger State: Chairman: Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’(Yabagi Alhaji Baba), Secretary: Jagaba Saidu Egwa

Ogun State: Chairman: Ganiyu Majekodunmi, Secretary: Leo Oyenekan

Ondo State: Chairman: Dele Ajayi, Secretary: Fagite Babatunde

Osun State: Chairman: Taiwo Ogunjobi, Secretary: Afolabi K. Segun

Oyo State: Chairman: Olaleye Adepoju (James Odeniran), Secretary: Kehinde Ojelowo

Plateau State: Chairman: Sunday Longbap, Secretary: Yakubu Dalyop

Rivers State: Chairman: Chris Green (H. I. Omineokume-Kile), Secretary: Ibigoni Benjamin-Akobo

Sokoto State: Chairman: Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Secretary: Garba Hassan

Taraba State: Chairman: Hussein Modibo, Secretary: Yosie Daniel Ayuba

Yobe State: Chairman: Mohammed Garba, Secretary: Ahmed Asabe

Zamfara State: Chairman: Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Secretary: Hashim Yusuf Maru

Elite League: Chairman: Nduka Irabor, Secretary: Salisu Abubakar

National League: Chairman: Emeka Inyama (Nuhu Tanko), Secretary: Lawrence Katken

Women’s League: Chairman: Dilichukwu Onyedinma (Adeoye Adebowale), Secretary: Isaac Ajisafe

Nationwide League: Chairman: Ahmed Muazu Kawu (Joseph Akwa), Secretary: Shola Ogunnowo

Coaches Association: Chairman: Bitrus Bewarang, Secretary: Solomon Ogbeide

Referees Association: Chairman: Ahmed Maude, Secretary: Moroof Oyekunle Oluwa

Players’ Union: Chairman: Dahiru Sadi, Secretary: Austin Popo.

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