Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) has served Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), a 90-day ultimatum for it to amend its statutes which ‘Project 2022 Task Force’, an offshoot of PFAN, described in the notice as ‘obtusely’ flawed.
The notice by Project 2022 Task Force in the notice titled; ‘Our Place In The Nigeria Football Federation’, read ‘Project 2022 task force is an offshoot of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) the biggest stakeholder in Nigeria Football and member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
We as members of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN), have the locus standi by extension and implication to seek for ways to correct flaws and impediments that has made football development stunted for too long. Nigeria footballers past and present, have been put in the remotest part of football administration consciously by the prevailing structure and system in Nigeria and this is as obvious as day light.
Project 2022 task force is not on a wild goose chase. We, the task force, have the mandate as members of PFAN, to use every legal means in advocacy, statutory rights, moral grounds and legislation to convince all football stakeholders internal and external, on the need for immediate action plan to right the obtusely flawed structure running for over seven decades and half to date.
The task force demanded among others; Amendments of the current NFF Statutes 2010 in (A).Composition of the NFF congress, (B).Composition of the executive committee of the NFF, (C).Voting pattern, (D). And any other relevant provisions of NFF Statutes 2010 in consonance with FIFA, CAF, NFF and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
In the light of the above a 90-day mandatory notice from today 26th of June 2021 is hereby given vide the relevant provisions of Article 27 sub 1 & 2 of the NFF Statutes 2010.
The Project 2022 Task Force have the following football personalities as members, Harrison Jalla (Chairman/Facilitator), Edema Fuludu (Secretary). Other members include, Hon. Tajudeen Ajide, Chief Rumson Victor Baribote, Comrade Austin Popo, Comrade Dahiru Sadi MFR, Comrade Tajudeen Disu,
Comrade Emeka Ezeugo, Dr. Felix Owolabi MON, Mr. Stanley Okoronkwo and Comrade Yahaya Adams.