Meta Description: Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of renowned sports journalist Mr. George Aluo as the new chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL), along with other key appointments in the Nigeria Nation-Wide League One and Nigeria Women Football League. Get all the details about these significant appointments and the members joining the respective boards.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken a significant step towards enhancing the management and development of football in the country by appointing distinguished individuals to lead the boards of various leagues. Mr. George Aluo, a well-known sports journalist and former sports editor of The Sun Newspaper, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Nigeria National League (NNL), succeeding Senator Obinna Ogba. This move is expected to bring fresh perspectives and expertise to the league.
Under the leadership of Mr. George Aluo, the NNL board will consist of a dynamic team of individuals dedicated to the progress of Nigerian football. Hon. Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki has been chosen as the vice chairman, ensuring comprehensive support and effective decision-making.
The NNL board will also include notable members such as Mr. Yakubu Sarma, Mallam Sani Mohammed, Dr. Donald Ikpe, Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim, and Chief Dotun Sanusi. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds to the table, guaranteeing a balanced and inclusive approach to league affairs. Furthermore, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, a former Super coordinator, has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the league, tasked with overseeing its day-to-day operations.
In a related development, the NFF has made another significant appointment by announcing Mr. Silas Agara, a former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, as the new chairman of the Nigeria Nation-Wide League One. This league has undergone reconstitution to strengthen its structure and promote its growth. With Mr. Adeoye Adepeju as the vice chairman, this board is poised to drive positive change and elevate the league to new heights.
Joining Mr. Silas Agara and Mr. Adeoye Adepeju on the Nigeria Nation-Wide League One board are Mallam Sabo Muhammed Dutse, Mr. Ogheneochuko Ambakaderemo, Mr. Tunji Onatolu, Barr. Bucknor Akintade, and Mallam Danladi Ibrahim as members. The board will work collaboratively to implement strategies that enhance the league’s competitiveness and popularity. To ensure effective management, Mallam Hassan Abdullahi Garo will serve as the chief executive officer, overseeing the league’s administrative functions.
In another important appointment, the NFF has entrusted the leadership of the Nigeria Women Football League to Mrs. Nkechi Nneka Obi, a renowned marketing expert. This move demonstrates the federation’s commitment to advancing women’s football in Nigeria. Mrs. Obi will be supported by Hajiya Hussaina Suleman as the vice chairman, creating a formidable duo focused on empowering women in football.
The Nigeria Women Football League board comprises accomplished individuals who will contribute their expertise to the league’s growth. Alhaja Rukayat Lola Alaya, a respected figure in the football community, will serve as a member alongside FIFA referee Hadiza Musa, Mr. Ayodele Thomas, Ms. Henrietta Ehiobor, and Mr. Danny Nazzal. This diverse group will work tirelessly to provide opportunities and develop the potential of women footballers across the nation.
These newly appointed boards will be inaugurated upon the return of Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, the President of NFF, from his continental assignments in Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire. The NFF’s strategic decisions in appointing these talented individuals indicate their commitment to fostering a robust football ecosystem in Nigeria and ensuring sustainable growth.
NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE:
Chairman: Mr. George Aluo
Vice Chairman: Hon. Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki
Member: Mr. Yakubu Sarma
Member: Mallam Sani Mohammed
Member: Dr. Donald Ikpe
Member: Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim
Member: Chief Dotun Sanusi
CEO: Mr. Emmanuel Attah
NIGERIA NATION-WIDE LEAGUE ONE:
Chairman: Hon. Silas Agara
Vice Chairman: Mr. Adeoye Adepeju
Member: Mallam Sabo Mohammed Dutse
Member: Mr. Ogheneochuko Ambakaderemo
Member: Mr. Tunji Onatolu
Member: Barr. Bucknor Akintade
Member: Mallam Danladi Ibrahim
CEO: Mallam Hassan Abdullahi Garo
NIGERIA WOMEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE:
Chairman: Mrs. Nkechi Nneka Obi
Vice Chairman: Hajiya Hussaina Suleman
Member: Alhaja Rukayat Lola Alaya
Member: FIFA Hadiza Musa
Member: Mr. Ayodele Thomas
Member: Ms. Henrietta Ehiobor
Member: Mr. Danny Nazzal
These appointments mark a significant milestone in the evolution of Nigerian football, with talented individuals at the helm of key leagues. By harnessing their expertise and vision, the NFF aims to propel Nigerian football to new heights, fostering talent development, and strengthening the nation’s presence on the global football stage.