Ministry Fixes Sports Federations’ Elections For September 30
By Amaechi Agbo
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has fixed 30 September, 2021 as the date for elections into the executive board is ports federations’ in the country.
The ministry stated this is a press statement signed by Mohammed MangaDirector, Press & Public Relations on Monday.
The ministry said that fixing the date is “in keeping with its commitment of holding the National Sports Federations election in September 2021 is affirming that elections into the National Sports Federations will hold on September 30, 2021.
“The six (6) National Sports Federations that have their Constitutions ratified by their International sports bodies and the Nigeria Olympic Committee will conduct their elections based on their respective Constitutions,” part of the release said.
The Ministry directed that the Federations should begin the necessary process as outlined in their Constitutions towards having an elective Congress that will hold on September 30, 2021 in Abuja.
The sports Federations that are expected to hold their elections on September 30, 2021 include: Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Nigeria Basketball Federation, Nigeria Boxing Federation, Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Nigeria Shooting Federation as well as Nigeria Table Tennis Federation
It further noted that other sports federations which are yet to ratify their Constitutions will also conduct their elections on September 30, 2021 with the guidelines provided by the Ministry.
Ministry of Youth and Sports Development together with the Nigeria Olympic Committee will serve as Observers in all the elections.
“The Ministry also wishes to state that all Nigerians who have the interest and passion for their identified sports are free to be involved with the process of elections in keeping with democratic principles,” it concluded.
There are over 30 sports federations in the country, however, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN had their elections few months ago with two factions emerging.