Nigeria Premier League
Sequel to the approval of the NFF Congress which on Thursday, 13th December 2012, at the 68th Annual General Assembly in Port Harcourt mandated the NFF Executive Committee to set up an interim Management Committee to run the affairs of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) for the
2012/2013 League Season, the NFF late Thursday named a 13-man Management Committee, which will be headed by former House of Representative member, Hon Nduka Irabor.
It would be recalled that at the 68th NFF Annual General Assembly in the Rivers State capital on Thursday last week, the Congress empowered the NFF Executive Committee to compose an interim Management Committee for the NPL, to run its affairs for the 2012/2013 League Season, pending the conduct of fresh elections.
This followed the Congress’ endorsement of the Executive Committee’s approval of the decision of the NPL’s Congress to throw out the Board headed by Chief Rumson Baribote, at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Other members of the Interim Management Committee are: Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Mrs Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Hon. Sabo Babayaro, Mike Enahoro, Kunle Elebute, Shehu Dikko, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Nwankwo Kanu, Barr. Ifeanyi Dike, Abubakar Nuhu Dan Buran and Mike Idoko. Tunji Babalola is Secretary.
The committee’s terms of reference are:
i) Organise the 2012/2013 League
ii) Review all contractual obligations of the NPL, including TV and Sponsorship rights.
iii) Develop strategy and facilitate the reform of the League towards achieving profitability
iv) Review existing rules and guidelines for the election into NPL Board
v) Develop new standards for players’ contracts and welfare.