December 2, 2022

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NFF elections: FG orders NFF to obey Court docket Order


The face-off between the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities and the Nigeria Soccer Federation continued unabated yesterday as each events aren’t able to sheathe their swords.

Whereas the Sports activities Ministry known as on stakeholders within the Nigerian soccer household to stay calm and abide by the Court docket Order, by not doing something or taking any additional steps notably, as regards the NFF elections scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022 in Benin high officers of the NFF with majority of the presidential aspirants are already in Benin preparing for the Elections which has now be moved to the Edo state Authorities Home.

In a press launch signed by the everlasting aecretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Alhaji  Ismaila Abubakar urged all Stakeholder to stay calm and obey the Court docket Order by not holding any election.

Based on him, the ministry will not be oblivious of the current developments in regards to the Elective Congress of NFF which ordinarily had been scheduled to happen on the thirtieth September, 2022.

“The Ministry can also be conscious of the Court docket Order made by Hon. Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Court docket on the fifteenth day of September, 2022 whereby the Court docket had directed all events, together with NFF and the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth to take care of established order ante pending the ultimate Order of Court docket”, he mentioned.

The Everlasting Secretary said additional that “Following from the above Order of Court docket, which had additionally been served on the Workplace of the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth as third Defendant within the case underneath reference, the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth will obey and abide by the Court docket Order and hereby advises all different Defendants on this case, together with NFF to abide by the Order of Court docket by not doing something or taking any additional step(s); notably, as regard NFF elections that will likely be or may very well be interpreted to quantity to disobedience to lawful Court docket Order or contempt of Court docket.

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In the meantime , the NFF Basic Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, and a number of other staffers of the federation are already in Benin placing ending touches to the Election scheduled for Friday.

The Sports activities Minister, Chief Sunday Dare, on Tuesday night met with the 11 presidential aspirants of the NFF and was unable to resolve the logjam pertaining to shifting the Election or not.