Nigerian Sports Federations Dissolved

Nigerian Sports Federations Dissolved

The Nigerian ministry of sports has dissolved the boards of all national sports federations under its control. The exception is that of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which is a separate department.
A press statement issued on Friday by Nneka Nkem Anibeze, the senior assistant on media to sports minister, Solomon Dalung, directed all the secretaries to assume control of the various bodies until after the pending elections.
It explained that the dissolution was one of the milestones of the existing State of Emergency in the sports sector in the country.
It was further averred that the decision “may not be unconnected with certain moves that seek to undermine the electoral process by Federations, some of which have started seeking six- month tenure extension.
“In line with the Olympic Charter, all National Sports Federations are to serve for a period of four years. The federations were inaugurated in May 2013, and by tradition, federations are dissolved after every Olympic Games. Therefore, their tenure has now come to an end.
“To ensure a level playing ground and free and fair elections, where all shall be given equal opportunities to realize their ambition to contest the elections, the National Sports Federations are hereby dissolved from today May 5, 2017.
Secretaries are to take charge and run the affairs of their various federations during the process of the elections.”

1 Comment on this Post

  1. Victor Mavan

    Wow. Let’s see more actions.


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