NFF Chairman, Aminu Maigari Impeached
The chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation board, Alhaji Animu Maigari was today by the board of the football management body in Nigeria.
The board said it sacked Maigari because its members were not happy with the management style of president of the federation.
Ademola Olajire, NFA’s Head of Communications, said in a statement on Thursday in Abuja that the board took the decision after “thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the association.’’
The statement also quoted the meeting’s communiqué, signed by Muazu Suleyman, Chairman of its Drafting Committee, as citing as another reason the “failure to call a board meeting for the past eight months’’.
“During this period, so many weighty decisions on Nigerian football had been taken by a small cabal within the board,’’ the communiqué said.
It said further that Umeh, as Acting Chairman, is to preside over the board’s affairs pending the composition of the new NFA board after the elections of Tuesday, Aug. 26.
The meeting was attended by Maigari and Umeh, as well as other board members such as Emeka Inyama, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, Ahmad Muazu Kawu, Effiong Johnson, Chris Green and Shehu Adamu.
Other board members in attendance at the meeting are Suleyman, Ayodeji Tinubu, Yusuf Ahmed, Felix Anyansi-Agwu and Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, as well as Musa Amadu, the NFA Secretary-General.
His sack is coming barely one week after he was reinstated into the board on FIFA’s insistence following a suspension the global football body placed on Nigeria for what it described as government’s interference in its affairs of the NFF.
His reinstatement led to the lifting of the suspension FIFA paced on Nigeria, which put it at the brink of extinction.
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