The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF at its 72nd General Assembly held in Lagos yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) and the Federal Government for the prompt action taken to pay players and officials of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons.
It stated that government’s reaction was a welcome development and paid glowing tribute to the Buhari administration for its love and support.
According to the communiqué released after the meeting, the General Assembly passed a Vote of Confidence on the NFF executive committee, and also endorsed the candidature of NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick for election into the CAF executive committee at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2017. The congress called on all Nigerians to give him total support as it is not an NFF venture, but a Nigerian Project.
Other resolutions of the general assembly include the endorement of the new boards of the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL) as constituted by a selection committee and were subsequently sworn in.
In order for Nigeria Football to align itself with the FIFA Integrity Initiative, Congress adopted the NFF National Integrity Initiative Strategy, as proposed by the NFF Integrity Unit.
The assembly also adopted the Disciplinary and Ethics Code of the Nigeria Football Federation as proposed by the Executive Committee.
The assembly expressed appreciation to the Lagos State Government and the Local Organizing Committee for the successful hosting of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations staged by Nigeria – 13th – 18th December, 2016. The body also thanked the Secretary General of FIFA, Mrs Fatma Samoura for attending the championship.