President Buhari Restates Need To Expand NFF Congress, Executive Committee
President Muhammadu Buhari (PICTURED) has restated the urgent need to expand both the NFF Congress and the NFF Executive for them to be more inclusive.
President Buhari reiterated his earlier communication to the NFF on the need for a more equitable and democratic representation in the Congress when he received the report of the Master Plan Committee Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, this will ensure that critical stakeholders are not shut out and the most capable and competent men and women are elected to run the affairs of the football federation.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare also told the President that the Master Plan Committee made some far reaching recommendations on laws and statutes governing the administration of football.
He added that subject to the final decision of the NFF Congress, the committee made recommendations for the expansion of the constituents for the NFF Elective Congress and Executive Board to 111 and 16 respectively, in order to meet new realities and needs.
However, it is left to be seen whether these amendments to the 2010 NFF Statutes will be done before next month’s Elections in Benin City as the Congress did not bring it up at the General Assembly in Lagos last week.