Why I quit NFF reform committee – Gara Gombe

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Former Chairman Gombe football Association Ahmed Shuaib Gara Gombe has given his reasons why he has quit the newly inaugurated Nigeria Football Federation reform committee.

According to Gombe who resigned from the committee on Thursday, the Chairman of the committee, Barr Seyi Akinwunmi who doubles as 1st Vice President of the NFF, and vice chairman of the committee, Shehu Dikko are not worthy of being the chairman and vice chairman of the committee because they are currently undergoing investigation on the recovery of public property by the Presidential Investigative Panels.

“The chairman and vice chairman of the committee are under investigation on the recovery of public property, so they don’t have the moral right to lead such committee. Gara Gombe.

“So, also people I found out in that committee who conducted an election of their state FA in the middle of the night. So, the committee is filled with people with questionable character. Therefore, the appointment is unacceptable to me. Particularly, when I discovered that all we will be doing is just to sit down, drink coffee and go away.”

Gara Gombe also frowned at none inclusion of government representatives in reform committee, he added that that made it illegal particularly without National Assembly approval.

“There is no way we can have committee reform without the representative of Ministry of Youth and Sports involved. We should know that the NFF is established by law. More importantly, National Assembly must approve such committee to make it legal,” he concluded.

The committee which was constituted in December 2018 is yet to swing into as far as their duties is concern.

Gombe stated in his letter that the country football governing are not ready to carry out any reform going by the step taken by some of the members of the committee.

He further stared individual difference as another factor responsible for his resignation.

Finally, appreciated the NFF president Amaju Melvin Pinnick for counting him worthy to be appointed into the committee.


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