Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has received the
report of the Selection Committee for the Boards of the Leagues, through the
Ad-hoc Governing Committees that have been managing the various Leagues.
After receiving the report on Monday, the NFF gave its ‘no
objection’ to the composition of the new Boards.
As contained in the submission of the Selection Committee,
the new Boards are composed thus:
NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE: Chidi Ofor Okenwa (Independent
Chairman); Magaji Abdulkadir Kapaka (Independent Vice Chairman); Sunday Longbap
(Independent Director); Oladimeji Ladi Thompson (Director); Dodo Isah
(Director); Farouk Yarma (Director); Tunji Onatolu (Director); Ifeanyi Onyibe
(Director); Amos Nworie (Director); Bukola Olopade (CEO).
NIGERIA WOMEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Aisha Falode (Independent
Chairman); Dilichukwu Onyedinma (Independent Vice Chairman); Joe Amene
(Independent Director); Kemi Adesanya (Director); Matilda Otuene (Director);
Henrietta Ukaigwe (Director); Hussaina Suleiman (Director); Mustapha Tahir
(Director); Usman Mustapha (Director); Nkechi Obi (CEO).
NIGERIA NATIONWIDE LEAGUE ONE: Mohammed Alkali (Independent
Chairman); Ganiyu Majekodunmi (Independent Vice Chairman); Sabo Abdullahi Dutse
(Independent Director); Ebere Amaraizu (Director); Aliyu Kassim (Director);
Tanko Maiyaki (Director); Murtala Sambo (Director); Kabiru Adekunle (Director);
Bernard Joma (Director); Ahmad Muazu Kawu (CEO).
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The new Boards were constituted following a decision of the
71st NFF Annual General Assembly that took place in Abuja on 16th December
2015. They will operate for a period of two years, ending on 29th September
2018, in line with the governance structure approved by the Congresses of the
It was learnt that the Boards were reconstituted to make
them more independent and more virile, and towards more robust and aggressive
The entire process leading to the composition of the new
Boards conforms to Article 17(2) of the FIFA Statutes, and Article 78(2&3)
of the NFF Statutes.
Article 17(2) of FIFA Statutes: A Member’s bodies shall be
either elected or appointed in that Association. A Member’s Statutes shall provide
for a procedure that guarantees the complete independence of the election or
Article 78(2&3) of NFF Statutes: 2) The Executive
Committee may delegate to NFF’s subordinate Leagues the authority to organize
competitions. The competitions organized by the Leagues shall not interfere
with those competitions organized by NFF. Competitions organized by NFF shall
take priority; 3) The Executive Committee may issue special regulations to this
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