By Amaechi Agbo
Baring any last monutes chanhe in plans, the 2017 Annual General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation will take place at the Crest Hotel, Jos, Plateau State capital on Thursday.
NFF General-Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed to thenff.com on Tuesday that all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch-free and memorable day for all members of the NFF Congress, invited dignitaries and other stakeholders.
The General Assembly of Nigerian Football brings together the kernel of Nigeria’s football family, including Chairmen and Secretaries of the Football Associations of all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Chairmen and Secretaries of the various Leagues, Referees Association, Coaches Association and the Players’ Union, the members of the NFF Executive Committee and management, and stakeholders of the game invited for the purpose.
Items on the agenda for Thursday’s session include presentation of the Consolidated and Revised Balance Sheet and Profit-and-Loss Statement; presentation of the Financial Statement for approval, presentation of the 2018 Budget for approval, votes on proposals for amendments to the Statutes, the regulations governing the application of the Statutes and the standing orders of the General Assembly, as well as discussion of any further items proposed by the Members or by the Executive Committee.
The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong will declare the General Assembly open, and Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has also been invited to the opening ceremony.
During the business of the assembly proper, NFF President Amaju Pinnick will present his address, encapsulating activities within the football sector since the last assembly and the Federation’s plans for the year 2018, while General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi will also present the activity report.