The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled its Technical Study Group (TSG) and Audit Committee members.
The small inauguration ceremony presided over by the NFF President Amaju Pinnick was held at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Tuesday.
While unveiling the members of the two groups, Pinnick charged them to see themselves as “critical panels that have much to contribute to Nigerian Football’s development.”
Pinnick, who is also a Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee member, was also dull of praise for the Audit Committee chairman and NFF Executive Committee member Otunba Sunday Dele-Ajayi, who will celebrate his 60th birthday next week.
In his words, Pinnick said: “Otunba is a fit and proper person for the role given his huge experience in the financial sector and his calm, collected and matured disposition.”
“The Audit Committee will complement the efforts of our external auditors, PriceWaterHouse Coopers and much is expected of them.” he added.
While talking about TSG, Pinnick said: “The Chairman, Alhaji Abba Yola needs no introduction. He is someone who has seen it all in sports administration and we thank him immensely for accepting to serve Nigerian Football in this capacity. In due course, members of the Technical Study Group will be attached to the various National Teams to impact on those teams.”
In his response, Abba Yola said: “I commend the NFF for coming up with a panel like the Technical Study Group. We will work as a group and with the Technical Committee, and in the interest of all the National Teams, including the U13.”
On his own part, the aforementioned Dele-Ajayi said that his committee will forge a good working relationship with external auditors.
Audit Committee: Sunday Dele-Ajayi (Chairman); Mohammed Alkali (Vice Chairman); Shariff Abdullahi (Member); Abubakar Ladan (Member); Yahuza Adamu (Member); Ayodeji Alabi (Member); Ezra Godit (Member); Ogheneochuko Ambakederemo (Member); Imama Tukur (Member); Isa Matori (Member); Suleiman Tegina (Secretary)
Technical Study Group: Abba Yola (Chairman); Taribo West (Vice Chairman); Bernard Ogbe (Member); Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha (Member); Tijjani Babangida (Member); Victor Agali (Member); Tunde Adelakun (Member); Adegoke Adelabu (Member); James Peters (Member); Clement Nwankpa (Member); Ibikunle Solaja (Member); Yusuf Dauda (Member); Ubale Yusuf (Member); Sule Gwagwarja (Member); Godwin Enakhena (Member); Mike Idoko (Member); Chukwumah Ubah (Member); Bitrus Bewarang (Secretary)