The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation held its sixth meeting at theTranscorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 to discuss important issues in Nigeria football and resolved as follows:
1) Following the submission of report of the ad-hoc Committee on the determination of the tenure of the Boards of the Leagues, the Executive Committee resolved that elections into the Boards of the various Leagues (Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women League and the Nigeria Nation-Wide League) should be conducted in November 2015, with the process to commence in August 2015.
2) Committee endorsed a memo for the enactment of a regulation for the protection of players of the age-grade National Teams and the establishment of NFF Youth Players Development Fund. The Legal Committee will work out details of this after meeting with relevant stakeholders and looking through the books.
3) Concerned with the spate at which some organizations and private bodies and individuals flagrantly make use of football for promotional purposes, Executive Committee endorsed a memo for the enactment of a regulation to control the use of the game by corporate bodies and individuals for commercial and promotional purposes. The Legal Committee will work out details of this after meeting with relevant stakeholders and looking through the books.
4) In the interest of the nation and as a means of regulating the conduct of players and officials representing the country at any point in time, Committee endorsed a proposal for all players and officials of the National Teams to sign a Code of Conduct, starting with the contingent to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
5) Executive Committee approved that arrangements be concluded immediately for the staging of the U-13 and U-15 National Competitions.
6) Committee commended the untiring efforts of its President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, in promoting Nigeria football at home and abroad, most recently in having very useful meetings with FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Chairman of The English FA, Mr. Greg Dyke, and at each point emphasizing that Nigeria is a very important nation and can no longer afford to be a silent player in international football.
7) The Committee commended the efforts of the NFF Referees Committee and the Nigeria Referees Association in keeping all referees and assistant referees on their toes in the ongoing football season, and charged the bodies to continue to thoroughly monitor officiating in all domestic football matches and competitions.
HON. SULEIMAN YAHAYA-KWANDE
CHAIRMAN, NFF MEDIA & PUBLICITY COMMITTEE