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NFF Crisis: Giwa dissolves Pinnick’s committees

The Chris Giwa-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its emergency meeting in Abuja on Saturday to announce the appointment of new…

The Chris Giwa-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its emergency meeting in Abuja on Saturday to announce the appointment of new management staff, acting chairmen of committees and secretaries.
This action followed the re-listing of the suit challenging the election process of September 30, 2014 in Warri that brought the Amaju Pinnick-led board to power.
The Giwa-led board equally announced the dissolution of all standing committees appointed by the Pinnick-led board.
Also, all contract staff apart from Director of Marketing, Mr. Idris Adama, are to proceed on one-month compulsory leave with effect from Monday April 11, 2016.
In a statement signed by Chief Effiong Johnson the Chairman of Chairmen, Mr. Bola Oyeyode is now the acting General Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Katken heads the competition department in acting capacity, Mr. Barnabas Joro will be acting head of protocol while Dr. Robinson Okosun has been appointed the acting head of media & communications.
Also, Mr. Ayo Rahman is now the acting executive secretary of national league, Mr. Shola Ogunnowo will be the acting secretary nationwide league and Mr. Danlami Alanana was appointed acting secretary women league.
The President of NFF Ambassador Chris Giwa is the chairman emergency committee, while Chief Effiong Johnson is the chairman of the security committee. A. Akinshola and Alhaji Inuwa M. Umar are members while Dr. Christian Emeruwa is the secretary.
Senator Obinna Ogba is the chairman organising and disciplinary committee with Pharmacist Lanre Alege and Barrister Effiong Oboho as members while Dr. Christian Emeruwa is the secretary.
Mr. Olajide Fashikun will serve as the chairman, Marketing and Sponsorship committee under the Giwa-led board.
Others are Alhaji Suleiman Mu’azu who is chairman of referees’ appointment committee, to be assisted by NRA President, Mr. Tade Azeez and Mrs Judith Nwankere. Sunday Okhai is the secretary.
Mr. Ayo Alabi secretary of Ekiti State FA is the chairman national league, Nasarawa State FA Chairman, Mohammed Alkali is the acting chairman of Nationwide League while the Benue State FA Chairman, Chief (Mrs.) Margaret Icheen was appointed the acting chairman of women league.
Meanwhile, Chief Johnson has directed the NFF electoral committee led by Barrister Amoni Biambo to come up with guidelines for elections into the three leagues with immediate effect.

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