Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Shehu Dikko as the new Chairman of the League Management Company.
The news was confirmed in a statement made available by the general secretary of the club owners, Alloy Chukwuemeka, part of which reads:
“Following the endorsement and adoption of the new League Governance Structure for the Premier League in Nigeria by the NFF Executive Committee and its subsequent ratification by the General Assembly, as well as approval by the CAC, a new League Board has been okayed by the Club Owners and the League Management Company, the statement said.
“In line with the new provision as adopted, the Club Owners have sent in their six member representatives into the Board who are to work with an Independent Chairman, and three Independent Members, as well as an appointed CEO for the League.
“A joint meeting of the leadership of the Club Owners led by the Ag. Chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi and Ag. Secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka and top shots of the LMC held in Abuja on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 in an acceptance ceremony by the new members.”Under the new management Mallam Shehu Dikko becomes the new Chairman of the LMC Board, and automatically the 2nd Vice President of the NFF in line with provision of the statutes.
“Other members (Directors) include Dr. Ayo Ayodele, Mr Dominic Iorfa, Hon. Nduka Irabor, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, Mallam Salihu Abubakar, and Prince Okey Ibeh.
“The seven- man board will at later date appoint the Deputy Chairman and the CEO for the League Management Company in line with the provisions of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company, he explained.
“Others who were appointed as Alternate members (Directors) from the Club Owners include Chief Okey Kpalukwu, Alhaji Mahmud Umar and Alhaji Suleiman Chindo.