The reforms committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has fixed a date in January 2020 for the submission of its report on the assignment assigned it by the soccer governing body, with a view towards putting better trappings into running of the game in the country, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although no exact date was mentioned at the end of a two-day meeting of the committee in Benin City, a cross-section of the members enthused that they had taken another crucial step towards concluding their work and submitting their recommendations to the NFF’s executive committee and Congress.
A press release by the NFF’s communications department stated: “Discussions and deliberations over the two days (Monday and Tuesday) were robust and practical, with members devoting several hours to fundamental issues of Youth Development, Women’s Football, League and Governance aspects of the Nigeria game.
“On Monday, a sub-committee that excluded members of the NFF Congress in the main committee deliberated on the nitty-gritty of suggestions and ideas from previous meetings in Lagos and Abuja, giving flesh to the ideas and then presenting the recommendations to the entire group on Tuesday for even more robust and fruitful discussions.
“The sessions were frank and dwelt on the genuine desire for making things better than they are presently, with focus on the mechanics that are needed to take the Nigeria game to higher levels of excellence.
“At the end, Chairman of the Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi (also the NFF 1st Vice President) commended the commitment to the cause and the candid submissions of members on the various sub-topics, and once more, promised that the NFF Executive Committee is determined to implement the recommendations as approved by the NFF Congress.
“Also at the two-day meeting were Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, Alhaji Abba Yola, Barr. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Barr. Poubeni Ogun, Mallam Farouk Yarma, Barr. Osasu Obayiuwana, Alh. Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Otunba Tade Azeez, Mrs Chisom Ezeoke, Mr. Isa Ladan Bosso, Mr. Godwin Enakhena and Mr. Dahiru Sadi, MFR. The Committee will submit its recommendations for the reform of Nigerian Football to the NFF Executive Committee in January 2020.”