Communique Of NFF Executive Committee Held Via Video Conference

Communique Of NFF Executive Committee Held Via Video Conference

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation met on Friday, 13th August 2021 to deliberate on important issues in Nigeria Football and resolved as follows:

1) Following a presentation by the General Secretary, and thorough perusal of documents made available in this regard, the Executive Committee approved the Conflict of Interest policy, which seeks to protect the interest of NFF when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of a team member or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy applies to all current and prospective employees and Executive Committee members of NFF as well as contractors, vendors, business partners and persons acting on behalf of NFF

2) Following a presentation by the Chairman of the Finance Sub-Committee and in line with a request by world governing body, FIFA, the Executive Committee endorsed the Accounting and Procedural Manual of the Nigeria Football Federation. This manual will serve as a financial control instrument for all transactions of FIFA and further entrenches transparency and accountability in all financial dealings of the NFF.

3) After exhaustive deliberation on a letter from world governing body, FIFA which requested all its Member Association to have a Referees Department (as opposed to Referees Unit as is presently the case in some MAs) and guidelines on the composition of the Referees Sub-Committee, Executive Committee approved that the Referees Unit be upgraded to a Referees Department, to be headed by a Director. The position of Director will be advertised. Furthermore, the NFF President, Chairman of Referees Sub-Committee and General Secretary were given the mandate by the Executive Committee to reconstitute the NFF Referees Committee in line with the guidelines and frameworks provided by FIFA.

4) The Executive Committee resolved to further strengthen the NFF Integrity Unit to meet with the demands and requirements of the ever-changing global football industry.

5) The Executive Committee unanimously adopted the position of the NFF President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick supporting the proposed two-year cycle for the FIFA World Cup, from its present four-year cycle. The Committee noted that there are immense sporting, infrastructural and economic benefits to the less developed countries of the world from staging the FIFA World Cup every two years.