Ministry of Sport has announced it will stay neutral and not discuss on the upcoming NFF Election in the Annual General Assembly on Thursday.

The Nigeria Football Federation Annual General Assembly will hold on Thursday August 18, 2022 in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The meeting should have held on December 17, 2021 but was postponed due to an ex parte injunction issued by a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State following the filing of a suit by some football stakeholders which has now been vacated.

Most of the dignitaries for the event have already arrived in Lagos ahead of tomorrow’s event. The Assembly will include Chairmen and Secretaries of the 44 Members of the NFF, 37 FA Chairmen (Football Associations of all States and the FCT, the Leagues, Coaches Association, Referees Association, and the Players’ Union), Members of the NFF Executive Committee, invited dignitaries; NFF Management and Staff and other stakeholders.

The General Assembly will weigh in on a roadmap towards this year’s Elective Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation; and suggestion brought up by members and executive committee members.

“The congress of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) is its highest decision making body. The Ministry is challenging them to act with national interest and an overriding desire for the growth and development of the beautiful game.

“As the supervisory Ministry, all we want is transparency and fairness. Let them show maturity and give an ear to all issues, with a view to resolving all the differences, so there will be no basis for bitterness or rancour during the elections.

“The Ministry has no stake in who emerges, or who doesn’t at the end of the process and all Ministry staff have been told to steer clear of the politics,” Ministry officials said.