Nigeria passes football bill into law

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Nigerian lawmakers on Thursday passed into the country's law the NFF Bill of 2014 and repealed the NFA Act of 2004.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill was passed by the upper house of the country's parliament after they, the lawmakers, had carried out a clause-by-clause deliberation.

Supersport.com understands that the passage of the bill into law now legalises and makes the NFF a statutory body limiting government interference in its activities.

The bill for the football federation was passed into law to help forestall the governance crisis that has rocked the administration of the sport in the West African country, according to the Nigerian deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

Ekweremadu said the bill will also help in ending "the entire crisis we've had in the past (in the governance of Nigerian football)."

"I do believe that this (bill) helps the development of our football and the entire crisis we've had in the past. I believe that this bill will bring it to an end," Ekweremadu said.

However, the chairman of the Nigerian Senate sports committee, Adamu Gumba, explained that the NFF "Bill is an improvement on the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Act."

He explained that the NFF Bill has most of its provisions in line with Fifa statutes.

"This Bill makes sure that most of the provisions of the law comply with Fifa regulations because each time we hear Fifa intervening in Nigeria's football administration saying it is going to sanction the national federation for disobeying this statute or that regulations.

"So this Bill is meant to remove those areas (of friction between the NFF and Fifa) to make sure our football administrators work in accordance with the governing regulations of Fifa," Gumba said.

But the Bill will have to await the approval of the Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan. Once the Bill is signed into law, the NFF becomes autonomous.

 

Source Super Sports

Posted on November, 15 2014

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