Following the endorsement and adoption of the new League Governance Structure for the Premier in Nigeria by the Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee and its subsequent ratification by the General Assembly, as well as approval by the Corporate Affairs Commission, a new League Board has been given the green light by the Club Owners and the League Management Company.
In line with the new provision as adopted, the Club Owners have sent in their six-member representatives into the Board who are to work with an Independent Chairman, and the three Independent Members, as well as an appointed CEO for the League.
A joint meeting of the leadership of the Club Owners led by the Ag.Chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi and Ag.Secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka and top shots of the LMC held in Abuja on Tuesday 16th December 2014 superintended the acceptance ceremony by the new members.
Under the new management, Mallam Shehu Dikko becomes the new Chairman of the LMC Board, and automatically the 2nd Vice President of the NFF in line with provision of the statues.
Other members (Directors) include Dr. Ayo Ayodele, Mr. Dominic Iorfa, Hon. Nduka Irabor, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, Mallam Salihu Abubakar and Prince Okey Ibeh.
The seven-man board will at a date appoint the Deputy Chairman and the CEO for the League Management Company in line with the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company.
Others who were appointed as Alternate members (Directors) from the Club Owners include Chief Okey Kpalukwu, Alhaji Mahmud Umar and Alhaji Suleiman Chindo.
The Club Owners and Members of the LMC expressed satisfaction with the new development as a road map towards a robust league administration in Nigeria, which will enhance the sustenance of the ongoing positive reforms of the League as well as the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Rules and Regulation for corporate bodies in Nigeria.