Senate passes NFF Bill



The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill 2017 after third reading.

The passage followed a clause by clause consideration of the bill and a voice vote by the lawmakers.

Sponsor of the Bill, Sen. Obinna Ogba, had presented the report of the Committee on Sports and Youth Development before the passage.

Presenting the report, Ogba, explained that it had become important to repeal the extant law guiding activities of football in the country in view of controversies surrounding its implementation.

He said there had been series of court cases relating to football , which did not speak well of the country in the comity of nations.

Ogba, who is the chairman of the committee, added that in view of the importance of football to national development, it was necessary to repeal the law to bring sanity to the system.

He said that the passage of the bill…

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