The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced that elections into sporting federations will hold September 30.
The date for the elections was disclosed in a letter dated September 8 and addressed to all federations’ secretaries-general by the Acting Director, Federations and Elite Athletes Department, Simon Ebhojiaye.
According to the sports ministry, six federations that already have their constitutions ratified by the international bodies will use same in conducting their elections, while the other federations will use the sports ministry’s guidelines for the elections.
The six federations are Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Nigeria Basketball Federation, Nigeria Boxing Federation, Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Nigeria Shooting Federation and Nigeria Table Tennis Federation.
“In view of the above, the six federations are hereby directed to begin the necessary process as outlined in their constitutions; while the other federations (except AFN which had its election in June 2021) will conduct their elections with the guideline provided by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on September 30, 2021, in Abuja,” part of the letter read.
The letter also said the sports ministry and the Nigeria Olympics Committee would serve as observers in the elections.