13th March, 2012
A fresh crisis is rocking the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, following the claim that the Nigeria Sports Commission, NSC, headed by the Supervising Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, is making a move to force the entire NFF board to resign to pave way for the appointment of an interim body to supervise fresh elections.
The NFF board members yesterday met with the Minister with the aim of finding a lasting solution to the lingering problems that have bedeviled Nigerian football.
But, the parley with the minister ended in a deadlock as both parties failed to reach a common ground on how to resolve the problem.
Reacting to the latest move by the government to sack the NFF board, Chairman of Ekiti State Football Association, Isaac Ayodele, said early today that the NSC does not have the power to force the NFF board to resign.
“Nobody can force the members of the board to resign before the end of their tenure. There are procedures that must be followed if the board is performing below expectations. The procedure must be followed in order not to cause bigger problems,” Ayodele said on brilafm.
The Ekiti FA boss said that it is only the Congress of the NFF that can sack the board and not the NSC.
“The only way to go about this, is for the Congress to call an emergency meeting if there is any problem. The congress will now present the issue before the members to enable them rub minds and suggest the way forward,” Ayodele explained.