NFF board members sack Maigari

Aminu-maigariStories by Albert Akota

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari has been impeached.

Maigari was impeached by eight votes to five of the 13-man Executive Committee as members reconvened to review Nigeria’s participation at the just concluded World Cup in Brazil.

On Wednesday, the embattled NFF President made spirited effort to shift the Executive meeting that he scheduled, citing ministerial directive.

But, the Special Adviser to the Minister, Justice Joffa, had dismissed Miagari’s words when contacted.

A communiqué issued by the Chairman of the Communiqué Drafting Committee, Muazu Suleyman reads, “

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation met at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja yesterday and review situation after the vacation of Court Injunction as well as the resultant lifting of suspension by FIFA, and resolved as follows:

The Committee expressed deep and very sincere appreciation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR as a person, and the Federal Government as a body, for massive and continued support to the Nigeria Football Federation and the National Teams.

After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call 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.

 

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