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The Federal House of Representatives will next week hold a public hearing on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act.

 

The bill seeks to repeal the Nigeria Football Association Act 2004 CAP 110 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, to enact the Nigeria Football Federation Act 2016.

 

Speaking to AOIFootball.com in Abuja, a member of the House Committee on Sports, Hon. Danburam Abubakar Nuhu, said hearing will resume next week on the much awaited bill.

 

“We will be resuming next week and Nigerians will begin to see things unfold.

“There are some issues that the committee needs to address within, so we are hoping that by next week when we resume, we will also be doing a public hearing on the NFF Act,” said Nuhu.

 

He also added that once the public hearing is concluded, the next step will be to submit the recommendations to House and that when the Act is passed, it would be sent to the President for his assent.

 

The NFF Act, if passed, will give autonomy to the Football house following the declaration of the change of name of the association during the Annual General Meeting in July 2008 to the ‘Nigeria Football Federation’.

 

The main objective of this amendment is to bring the NFF law in line with international best practices.

 

 

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