NFF Chairman, 5 board members visit football secretariat with police escort




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Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and five members of the board, arrived the football secretariat on Friday the intention resume duties.

Chris Green, the Technical Committee Chairman of NFA; Emeka Inyama, the Chairman, Media and Publicity; Ahmed Fresh and Ahmed Kawu arrived with Maigari.

Suileman Kwande, a member of the House of Representatives and member of the NFA board, was also Maigari’ entourage which was escorted by a of policemen led by CP Sani Muhammad.

Muhammad rode with Maigari in a Toyota Camry car with Reg.No. BWR 874 Abuja, while Kwande arrived with his official vehicle.

Others arrived with the team were Emmanuel Ikpeme, the Director of Technical and Sanusi Muhammad, the Director of Competition as well as the Super Eagles Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Baba.

Maigari and his entourage arrived at the football secretariat to meet six board members among who was Mike Umeh, the Vice Chairman.

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Effiong Johnson, the Chairman of Chairmen; Shehu Adamu, the Chairman of the NFF Finance Committee; Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedimma, Deji Tinubu and Suileman Muazu, were also seated when Maigari arrived.

Maigari’s arrival was thirty minutes ahead of two trucks belonging to the Directorate of State Service (DSS) and two other Hilux trucks belonging to the Nigeria Police.

The two DSS trucks had about six operatives, while the police van had about 10 policemen.

Emeka Inyama, the NFF board Media and Publicity Chairman, told newsmen that they were in the glasshouse to forge ahead on the of football in the country.

Nigeria was suspended international football following a court order that restrained the NFA board and it’s congress from performing their duties.

Mrs Ibiakpo Baribote, the wife of Victor Baribote, had obtained the order against the Maigari-led board after a High Court in declared the name Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) illegal in 2010.

The court order was vacated on Wednesday thereby allowing the NFA board the opportunity to discharge its duties which also led to FIFA lifting the suspension on Friday afternoon. (NAN)

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