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Senate Passes NFF Bill 2017

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

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Nigerian 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 and that the passage of the bill would bring such to rest as issues regarding the NFF would be tackled by the Court of Arbitration and not regular courts.

“It has become necessary to repeal the Extant Act. This is because it requires a lot of amendments to bring it into agreement with FIFA required international best practices. It is to give the desired boost it requires.’’



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