Senate holds public hearing on NFF Bill

As part of its effort to finally repeal the NFA Act 2004 and enact NFF Bill 2016, the Senate Committee on Youth and Sports on Monday held a public hearing at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who was represented by the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda, noted that “the positive energy that resonates among Nigerians from everywhere when a Nigerian team is in action is testament to the special attachment that our people have for the game”, and that “the Bill seeks to make the NFF an autonomous agency with less government interference”, while praising the efforts of Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, on the new Bill.

Senator Ogba, alongside Committee members Senators Eyinnaya Abaribe and Samuel Anyanwu, listened to submissions from the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, NFF President Amaju Pinnick, NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, former FIFA Executive Committee member Dr. Amos Adamu, Vice President of CAF Appeal Board Amanze Uchegbulam and Shuaibu Gara Gombe.

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