The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reconstituted six more standing committees and the two judicial bodies, in addition to the Emergency Committee earlier re-established.
The newly reconstituted committees are the Disciplinary and the Appeal Boards; the Technical and Development, Security, Establishment, Referees, Ethics and Fairplay, and the Match Commissioners Appointment committees.
NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick disclosed over the weekend that the reconstitution of the Federation’s standing committees and the judicial bodies were done only after extensive consultations with various football interest groups and stakeholders in the country.
While dissolving the 20 standing committees and two judicial bodies at the end of the NFF Annual General Assembly in Abuja on December 16, 2015, Pinnick stated that the dissolution was to re-invigorate the committees, make room for more inclusive arrangement and bring in more highly qualified personalities.
Pinnick stressed that when the membership of the remaining 13 standing committees is unveiled next week, the football authority must have assembled the best hands to facilitate realization of its goals.
“The Committees will once more be the engine room of football administration, and that is why we are bringing the best hands from everywhere. We are consulting wide to ensure that every group is carried along because the football family is a united and indivisible one,” he said.
By Olisemeka Obeche