FIFA have named Justice Ayotunde Phillip a member of the world football governing body’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
FIFA confirmed Philip’s appointment on Thursday at the their Congress in Bahrain.
The Adjudicatory Chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee reviews the reports of the Investigatory Chamber and decides whether a case should be proceeded or closed.
In addition, the Adjudicatory Chamber has to finally decide on appropriate sanctions.
The 67-year-old Phillip is chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
Phillips is a former Chief Judge of Lagos State.
The new FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) is headed by Vassilios Skouris (Greece), the longest-serving President of the European Court of Justice. Fiti Sunia (American Samoa), a Judge and former Attorney General of American Samoa, is deputy chairman.
Other Members are Mohammad Ali Al Kamali (United Arab Emirates: Asia), Aivar Pohlak (Estonia: Europe), Margarita Echeverria (Costa Rica: North and Central America and the Caribbeans), Jack Kariko (Papua New Guinea: Oceania) and Flavio Zveiter (Brazil: South America).
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation through their Twitter handle have congratulated Phillips on the appointment.
“Congratulations to Nigerian Judge, Justice Ayotunde Phillip, who has just been appointed into the FIFA Ethics Committee,” the NFF wrote.