The Aminu Maigari led Nigeria Football Federation board has been shown the exit door by a Plateau state high court on Thursday
The Nigeria Football Federation board headed by Aminu Maigari has been sacked by a Plateau state high court on Thursday.
The court granted an Order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining the president of the NFF, the executive committee members as well as the NFF Congress from running affairs of Nigerian football pending the determination of the Motion on Notice before the court.
In granting the order, Justice P.L. Lot also ordered a mandatory injunction compelling the 4th defendant (Minister of Sports) to appoint a senior members of the civil service in the NFF command to command, control and manage the affairs of Nigeria football.
Following this order, the minister of sports and chairman National Sports Commission Dr. Tammy Danagogo has appointed Lawrence Longyir Katken as acting Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation.
In a letter personally signed by the minister to Katken he said;
"Further to suit No. PLD/J 342/2014 and an order of mandatory injunction, issuing from Hon. Justice PL Lot...you (Lawrence Katiken) are hereby directed to act as Secretary General of the NFF, and to take over the full management of the NFF.
"You are to hold this position pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice in the referenced suit”.
The owner of Nembe FC, Mrs Ebiakpo Rumson Baribote had through her filed a suit asking the court to grant an Order of Interim Injunction restraining the Aminu Maigari and all the committee and congress of the Nigeria Football Federation from managing the affairs of football matters in Nigeria.
Justice Lot has fixed July 11, 2014 for hearing on the Motion on Notice.