NFF Lifts Ban On Ogunjobi, Others

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Updated August 19, 2014

NFF-logoThe Nigeria Football Federation has lifted the ban from all football-related activities, it placed on former Secretary-General of the federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi.

According to a communique signed by Emeka Inyama, the Executive Committee of the NFF, chaired by reinstated President, Aminu Maigari, also lifted the ban placed on Mr Adedapo Lam-Adesina, who is the former Commissioner of Sports in Oyo state, Mr Chikelue Iloanusi and Mr Harrison Jalla.

“In the spirit of fair-play, leading to the elections, all persons banned for various lengths of time, are hereby unbanned. These persons are: Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, Mr. Adedapo Lam-Adesina, Mr. Chikelue Iloanusi and Mr. Harrison Jalla,” the Committee said, noting that “the ban on Mr. Ahmed Shuaib Gara-Gombe had long been lifted”

The Executive Committee advised all football stakeholders in the country to “refrain from actions capable of causing divisions, rancour and acrimony in Nigeria football”.

The Executive Committee of the NFF also decided that the General Assembly of August 26, 2014 would be composed of the delegates to the 2013 General Assembly in Warri, including those from Plateau and Yobe State Football Associations.

“In view of the prevailing circumstances in Nigeria football, there is the absolute need to present a new roadmap leading to elections into the NFF Executive Committee, for consideration and approval by the General Assembly, being the supreme body of Nigeria football, at the Congress slated for Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 in Warri, Delta State,” it said.

Members of both the Electoral Committee and Electoral Appeals Committee, who were earlier removed, would also be re-admitted at the Congress to continue with their electoral duties.