Shehu Dikko to replace Nduka Irabor as League Management Company boss

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Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Shehu Dikko as the new Chairman of the League Management Company following the restructuring of its executive board ahead of the 2014/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

New chairman of League Management Company
New chairman of League Management Company

In a statement to Goal from the general secretary of the NPFL Club Owners, Alloy Chukwuemaka, said the development trail the reorganization of the league governance structure of the NPFL following a meeting held in Abuja.

The statement said that the new leadership has been unanimously adopted by various stakeholders of the country’s football including the NFF general congress, club representatives and LMC as well as the Corporate Affairs Commission {CAC}.

It confirmed that the new executive board is composed of an independent chairman which is Dikko, who will also be recognised as the NFF 2nd vice president alongside six officiers from of the club owners with three to serve as directors apart from a yet-to-be appointed chief executive officer and deputy chairman from withing the new board.

The directors are former LMC boss Nduka Irabor, Lobi Stars’ Dominic Iorfa, Sunshine Stars’ Akin Akinbobola, Salihu Abubakar, Okey Ibeh and Ayo Ayodele, with other three members Sharks’ Okey Kpaluwu, Mahmud Umar and El-kanemi Warriors’ Sulieman Chindo.

“Following the endorsement and adoption of the new League Governance Structure for the Premier League in Nigeria by the NFF Executive Committee and its subsequent ratification by the General Assembly, as well as approval by the CAC, a new League Board has been okayed by the Club Owners and the League Management Company,” the statement said.

“In line with the new provision as adopted, the Club Owners have sent in their 6 member representatives into the Board who are to work with an Independent Chairman, and three Independent Members, as well as an appointed CEO for the League.

“A joint meeting of the leadership of the Club Owners led by the Ag. Chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi and Ag. Secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka and top shots of the LMC held in Abuja on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 in an acceptance ceremony by the new members,” he continued.

“Under the new management Mallam Shehu Dikko becomes the new Chairman of the LMC Board, and automatically the 2nd Vice President of the NFF in line with provision of the statutes. Other members (Directors) include Dr. Ayo Ayodele, Mr Dominic Iorfa, Hon. Nduka Irabor, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, Mallam Salihu Abubakar, and Prince Okey Ibeh.

“The 7 man Board will at later date appoint the Deputy Chairman and the CEO for the League Management Company in line with the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company,” he explained.

“Others who were appointed as Alternate members (Directors) from the Club Owners include Chief Okey Kpalukwu, Alhaji Mahmud Umar and Alhaji Suleiman Chindo,” he listed.

“The Club Owners and Members of the LMC expressed satisfaction with the new development as a roadmap toward a robust league administration in Nigeria, which will enhance the sustenance of the ongoing positive reforms of the League.

“As well as in-conformity with the provisions of the NFF Statutes (Article 18 and 78) and FIFA Statutes (Article 17 and 18) as well as the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Rules and Regulations for corporate bodies in Nigeria,” he concluded.

Goal understands the new LMC leadership will be officially inaugurated in the third-week of January, 2015.

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