The Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Godfrey Gaiya, has ordered the Chris Giwa-led leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to vacate office with immediate effect. He called for fresh elections.
The Committee’s decision was a fallout of three-day interactive meetings with key stakeholders in the nation’s football management.
Gaiya said the resolution is in line with the latest FIFA advice.
He said the committee arrived at the resolution after a three-day interactive session with stakeholders of the Nigerian football house declared that “the agenda for Congress of August 26, 2014 was not elective as attested to by notice of NFF General Assembly issued by the General Secretary.
“Since the August 26, 2014 Congress did not conform to NFF Statute/Regulation, the Committee urges all interested parties to have recourse to the advice contained in FIFA letter of September 3, 2014,”, he said.
Gaiya called on the NFF Congress to meet in order to decide a new road map and schedule an election that will allow all eligible Nigerians to participate.
In a letter sent by FIFA , Giwa and other purportedly elected officials of NFFF were asked to quit from the Glass House latest on 8 September or the federation will be suspended.