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NFF to set up new NNL, NWFL, NLO boards as IMC stays till May

THE Interim Management Committee (IMC) will remain in office to conclude this Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season while new boards will be constituted for the men’s second-tier Nigeria National League (NNL), the women’s top flight Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) and the Nationwide League One (NLO).

The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed today that the IMC, headed by Gbenga Elegbeleye, will be allowed to remain in office and conclude its mandate before any decision can be taken on a board for the NPFL.

“Let me once more commend the IMC for the great job it is doing to reposition the elite division of our domestic League,” NFF president Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau said today.

“We are enamoured by the way and manner the board has gone about its mandate and everyone can see the transparency, probity and seriousness the members have attached to their tasks.

“The IMC will remain in office to complete their tenure as extended by the NFF a couple of months ago. Afterwards, the NFF Executive Committee will meet to decide on the best way forward.

“However, new boards of the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League One will be constituted within the next one month.”

The NFF executive committee had ordered, after its meeting on Monday, that all the league bodies should have permanent boards in place within one month.

The IMC was inaugurated on October 21, 2022 by the NFF President to replace the defunct League Management Company, with an initial mandate of three months.

In January this year, the mandate was extended till the end of the current NPFL Season, which is May 31, 2023.

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