The NFF Congress adopted a motion to the effect that future Elective Congresses be moved away from the FIFA World Cup year. This is to guarantee stability in the system to prepare the National Team for credible participation at the finals and to avoid the distractions and crises usually associated with the World Cup year.
General Assembly approved Katsina as the venue for next NFF Elective Congress. The date for election was fixed as 30th September 2018.
However, this approval is subject to any amendments to the Statutes in view of the coming NFF Bill. Similarly, the Congress composed new Electoral and Electoral Appeal Committees thus: Electoral Committee: Barr. Mohammed Sani Katu; Mr. Sani Salawu; Barr. S.C.A. Umeha; Barr. Olusola Oke; Mr. Mohammed Manzo; Dr. Mohammed Sanusi (Secretary). Standby: Hon. Isong Isang; Barr. Mohammed Aliyu Sambo.
Electoral Appeal Committee: Barr. A. U. Mustapha; Mr. Mojeed Adegbindin; Barr. Gbwen Alex Gbejule. Secretary to be provided by the NFF Secretariat. Standby: Sir Emma Ochiagha; Barr. Mohammed Zanna Mala.
In view of the numerous on-field (including Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals with a match to spare) and off-field (including but not limited to numerous sponsorship agreements secured and high reckoning for Nigeria in global football administration) achievements, the General Assembly passed a vote of confidence on the NFF Executive Committee led by Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.