Court Stops Maigari, NFF Congress

A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday July 2, 2014 granted an Order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the Executive Committee members as well as the NFF Congress from running affairs of Nigerian football fortwith pending the determination of of the Motion on Notice before the court.
In granting the Order, Justice P.L. Lot said that “that Interim Injunction is granted restraining the 2nd Defendant, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, and all other purported members of the
Executive Committee and Congress of the 1st Defendant (NFF) from further Controlling, Commanding or Managing the Affairs of the 1st defendant and all Football matters in Nigeria pending the hearing, and determination of the Motion on Notice.
“An Order of mandatory injunction is granted compelling the 4th Defendant (Minister of Sports) to appoint a senior members of the civil service in the 1st Defendant (NFF) to command, control and manage the Affairs of the said 1st Defendant and the  Football matters in Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice in this matter”.
Following the Order which compelled the  Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, NSC, Dr. Tammy Danagogo to appoint a senior member of the civil service in the NFF to “command, control and manage the Affairs of the NFF and Football matters in Nigeria”, he has accordingly appointed Lawrence Longyir Katken as Acting Secretary General of the NFF.


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