Maigari, who only returned to his post last week after a court order restraining him from acting as NFF President was vacated in order to escape a permanent FIFA ban, was voted out by eight of the 13-member NFF Executive Committee, while five voted in his favour.
A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the Chairman of the communiqué Drafting Committee, Muazu Suleyman immediately after the meeting, accused the Maigari-led leadership of financial misappropriation, misapplication, maladministration and running the Federation with a “small cabal”.
The committee therefore appointed 1st Vice President Victor Umeh as Acting President pending the elections on August 26 when a new leadership would be elected to run the nation’s football.
“After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call a meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight (8) months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the Board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari.
“In view of the above, the Committee approved the immediate dismissal of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, from the NFF Executive Committee on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration.
The Committee resolved to mandate the 1st Vice President, Chief Mike Okeke Umeh as Acting President, to preside over the affairs of the Federation, pending the composition of the new NFF Executive Committee after the elections of Tuesday, 26th August, 2014,” the communiqué stated.