PFAN knocks federation over demands for NFF’s statutes 2010 amendment

The Project 2022 Taskforce, an offshoot of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), says it will seek justice from appropriate institutions against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over refusal to amend the “NFF’s Statutes 2010”.
The taskforce disclosed this in a statement signed by its Chairman/facilitator, Harrison Jalla and Secretary, Edema Fuludu, copies of which were made available to newsmen on Monday, in Warri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the taskforce had, on June 26, 2021 at a press briefing in Warri, issued a 90-day notice to the Federation to amend the NFF’s Statutes 2010 which, according to them, would put the nation’s football on the part of growth.
“In view of the above, the Taskforce wrote a letter to the NFF to communicate its demands with a 90-day mandatory notice from June 26, 2021, vide the relevant provisions of Article 27, sub 182 of the NFF’s Statutes 2010.
“The NFF failed to acknowledge or respond to the letter of demands, at the expiration of the 90-day notice.
“A 14 days grace period or reminder was further given to them to effect the relevant amendments, yet it was not complied with.
“Having exhausted all avenues of due process as enshrined in the various provisions of FIFA, CAF, NFF and the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Taskforce is left with the only option to commence the process of getting justice from the appropriate institutions/authorities.
“The agitation is not to witch-hunt anybody, but to ensure that football is revived in Nigeria,” the group said.
The taskforce noted that the NFF’s Statutes 2010 was responsible for the slow pace of football development in the country.
The Congress of the general assembly of the NFF had 44 members, including States’ Football Associations with 37 while Leagues, Coaches, Referees and the PFAN had one member each, the taskforce noted.
“The rules must be amended to reflect equal representation. We stand by that and we are going to do everything possible within the ambit of the law to reflect that,” the group said.
According to the taskforce, the NFF’s Statutes 2010 should be amended to address: the current composition of the NFF Congress; composition of the NFF Executive Committee; voting pattern, among others.
The group frowned at the attitude of the nation’s football ruling body to its demands, but conceded that it had agreed to rely on the status of its members, as major Stakeholders in the football industry, to pursue their demands to a logical conclusion. (NAN).

Monday Ashibogwu

Monday Michaels Ashibogwu is Editor-In-Chief of QUICK NEWS AFRICA, one of Nigeria's leading online news service.

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