The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has fixed the date for the elections into the National Sports Federation Boards.
According to a circular signed by Dr S.E. Ebhojiaye, director of Federation Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) and sent to all secretaries general of sports federations, elections have been scheduled to hold on September 30, 2021.
The circular added that the six National Sports Federations that have their constitutions ratified by their international sports bodies and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will conduct their elections based on their respective constitutions. The sports federations that are expected to hold their elections in accordance with their constitutions are Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Nigeria Basketball Federation, Nigeria Boxing Federation, Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Nigeria Shooting Federation and Nigeria Table Tennis Federation.
While the Ministry has also directed that the Federations should begin the necessary process as outlined in their constitutions towards having an elective congress that will hold on September 30, 2021 in Abuja, it said other sports Federations which are yet to ratify their constitutions will also have their elections on September 30, 2021 with the guidelines provided by the Ministry.
Dr Ebhojiaye in the circular said the Ministry together with the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) will serve as observers in all the elections, saying all Nigerians who have the interest and passion for their identified sports are free to be involved with the process of elections in keeping with democratic principles.