the rules for the 2017 elections into nationwide sports activities federations have been amended.
The tenure of Presidents of nationwide Federations has now been prolonged to 12 years as against the sooner proposed two phrases of eight years.
This is among the choices taken after a meeting of the Ministry of early life and sports activities, the Nigeria Olympic Committee and a few Federations presided over on Saturday in Lagos through the Minister of early life and sports activities Barrister Solomon Dalung.
because of this a federation’s President can now spend 12 years in office and statute barred to searching for for re-election after the three terms.
as well as, Presidents of international Federations might not be eligible to contest for the presidency of nationwide Federations as towards Presidents and Vice Presidents said in the prior drafted pointers.
A 7-man electoral appeals committee has also been constituted to imagine and make a decision on all appeals and petitions coming up from the elections, if any.
The committee will probably be chaired by means of the acting permanent Secretary of the Ministry of early life and sports, Alhaji AbdulRazak Salau.
other individuals embrace a consultant of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Aminu k. Idris, Director at the independent national Electoral fee INEC, Col Maharaja Mahmoud (rtd) a former executive Secretary of the nationwide sports fee, Chairman of State administrators of sports activities forum, Tunde Kazeem, Emmanuel Zira and the criminal Adviser of the Federal Ministry of early life and sports activities, Mrs. Carol Ojukwu who will serve as Secretary.
The Committee will be inaugurated earlier than the election.
in the meantime, the Zonal and nationwide elections will now cling on the same day in Abuja. A congress will permit delegates to vote for the zonal contestants within the morning whereas national Federations’ election will take place later on the identical day.
speaking after the joint meeting of the NOC, the Ministry and the Federations, the Minister of early life and sports activities Barrister Solomon Dalung said that the guidelines had been reviewed following extensive consultations with sports activities stakeholders.
“We reviewed some provisions of the rules and we agreed that there used to be want for us to achieve a consensus. We decided to make amendments to probably the most guidelines after large consultations with the stakeholders within the industry to evolve with the international Olympic Committee charter and global easiest practices.
“In our resolve to provide a democratically elected nationwide Federations, we met with the stakeholders to revisit and high quality tune the rules.
“now we have additionally put in situation a test mechanism because the congress will now select the Presidents. We gave them that grace of a last likelihood to contest for three phrases and with a purpose to be final.
“simplest Presidents of global Federations may not be eligible to contest for the nationwide Federations’ presidency. The Vice Presidents can contest.
“We additionally resolved that the NOC will have to be actively interested in driving the method and take a look at areas that may be adjusted within the pastime of democracy” Dalung mentioned.