NFF Praises Uduaghan, Delegates

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has
showered encomiums on the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr.
Emmanuel Uduaghan, CON, the Delta State Government, the good people of Delta State and all invited guests and delegates who graced the highly successful 69th General Assembly of Nigeria football in Warri last Thursday.
Speaking in Abuja, Maigari said the General Assembly would not have
been as successful and glorious without the earnest commitment and
dedication of the persons who were there, as well as the Delta State
Government that provided all the facilities and conducive environment
for the annual assembly of those who matter in the Nigeria game.
“My sincere appreciation goes to the Executive Governor of Delta
State, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, CON, the Deputy
Governor, Professor Amos Utuama, SAN, the Executive Chairman of Delta
State Sports Commission, Mr. Amaju Pinnick and indeed all the people
of Delta State, as well as all our invited guests and the esteemed
delegates who made us have a very successful event.
“My appreciation also goes to Members of the Executive Committee and
Management, as well as staff of the NFF who worked day and night to
ensure a hitch-free Annual General Assembly,” Maigari said.
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, represented Governor
Uduaghan, who was outside the country, and also attended the banquet
that took place later in the evening.
Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga
Elegbeleye was represented by the Director of Sports Planning,
Research and Documentation, Mr. Gregory Iyogun.
All 13 Members of the NFF Executive, NFF Management and 88 delegates,
comprising chairmen and secretaries of all State Football
Associations, chairmen and secretaries of the Premier League, National League, Women’s League and Nationwide League, and chairmen and secretaries of Nigeria Referees Association, Nigeria Coaches
Association and Players’ Union graced the event.
In declaring the event open, Professor Utuama stated that if he had a
vote, he would have voted solidly for the present NFF Executive
Committee and Management to run a second term, adding that he actually believes there is no need for any election come next year as the present team has shown it can deliver.
In his welcome address, NFF President Aminu Maigari savoured a highly
successful year for Nigeria football, but contended that the NFF has
cut short celebration in order to focus hard on the challenges of
preparing the Super Eagles to create a huge impact at the FIFA World
Cup finals in Brazil next year, as well as ensure the Eagles Team B,
Flamingos and Falconets reach new heights at the African Nations
Championship, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and the FIFA U-20 Women’s
World Cup respectively.

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