NFF poll: Maigari calls for extension of time for forms purchase

Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, on Monday in Abuja called for an extension of time for the purchase of forms for the forthcoming board elections.
Maigari had returned to office on Monday following a directive by the Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, on Friday.
This was after world football governing body, FIFA, had urged concerned parties to maintain the status quo, which existed before the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil from June 13 to July 12.
Maigari was last month impeached by a majority of the NFA board members, but FIFA had insisted that this had breached procedure.
Maigari told newsmen that his call for an extension was to give every qualified Nigerian the opportunity to exercise his or her right.
He said: “We are short of time as the election is fast approaching, but we will sit down as a board and decide on the right thing to do.
“All we are thinking of is how to develop our football and how we will do the right thing and carry everybody along.
“I have in my mind to create a window for every interested Nigerian to obtain the form because it is the civic right of every Nigerian.
“That is my prayer and that is what I want to present to the board as well.”
Maigari also said the renewal of Stephen Keshi’s contract as Super Eagles’ Head Coach would be channelled to the Technical Committee of the NFA to handle.
He said: “Usually, we await the decision of the Technical Committee to decide the way forward on Keshi or decide on what to do.
“However, we are constrained by time because of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“So, it is the responsibility of the Technical Committee to bring to the board what it has suggested.”
Elections into the NFF board are scheduled to hold in Abuja on August 26.