The Project 2022 Task Force of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 90 days to amend the flaws in its statutes.
The demands tailored towards correcting the system in which NFF elections are conducted and in turn responsible for bringing in people into the leadership of Nigeria football. The Project 2022 hence asked the Federation to adjust those areas that permit money bags politicians taking over the affairs of football leadership in the country.
In a letter dated 26, June 2021 and signed by the Chairman, Project 2022 Task Force, Harrison Jalla and made available to BSN Sports reads; “Project 2022 task force is an offshoot of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) the biggest stakeholder in Nigeria Football and member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). We as members of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) have the locus standi by extension and implication to seek for ways to correct flaws and impediments that has made football development stunted for too long.
“Nigeria Footballers past and present have been put in the remotest part of Football administration consciously by the prevailing structure and system in Nigeria and this is as obvious as day light.
“Project 2022 task force is not on a wild goose chase. We the task force have the mandate as members of PFAN to use every legal means in advocacy, statutory rights, moral grounds and legislation to convince all football stakeholders internal and external on the need for immediate action plan to right the obtusely flawed structure running for over seven decades and half to date.
“OUR DEMANDS: Amendments of the current NFF Statutes 2010, Composition of the NFF congress, Composition of the executive committee of the NFF, Voting pattern, And any other relevant provisions of NFF Statutes 2010 in consonance with FIFA, CAF, NFF and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.”
The letter added, “In the light of the above a 90 days mandatory notice from today 26th of June 2021 is hereby given vide the relevant provisions of Article 27 sub 1 & 2 of the NFF Statutes 2010.”
Project 2022 aimed at projecting passionate individuals particularly ex-internationals into the leadership of Nigeria football.
Former Nigeria winger, Edema Fuludu is Secretary of Project 2022, while members are; Tajudeen Ajide, Rumson Victor Baribote, Austin Popo, Tajudeen Disu, Dahiru Sadi, Emeka Ezeugo, Felix Owolabi, Stanley Okoronkwo, Yahaya Adams.