Giwa according to the release collaborated by one of his Board members Adama Yahaya picked the people to take charge of the activities pending the substantive decisions to be made about the reorganization of the NFF to enable it meet with the high expectations of the people of the nation.
They appointed persons are:
1. Mr. Adama Idris, former NFF Head of Marketing Department will now act as Head of the NFF Secretariat;
2. Alhaji Aliyu Kofar-Soro as Assistant head of the NFF secretariat; He was a former Director of Sports in the Katsina State Sports Council.
3. Mr Martins Odiete – Assistant Media Officer; A graduate of Sociology from the University of Abuja and a trained journalist. He hails from Delta state; He has worked with Aso FM, DBN Television, Brila FM, Peoples Daily and is presently working with Daily Newswatch newspaper.
4. Mr Chika Nwankwo – Special Assistant to the NFF President on Special Duties; He has OND Mass Communication, B. Sc Political Science from Nnamdi Azikwe University and was a former Coordinator of the national U-20 national team;
5. Mr. Ben Agarry – Chief of Staff to the NFF President; He was a former Board member of the NFA. He attended several institutions including University of Jos and University of Calabar.
The Chris Giwa led Board also suspended the Shehu Dikko led League Management Committee and asked the NFLL to take over the immediate administration of the League.
“Mr Kasali Obanoyen has therefore been designated to act as Secretary of the NFLL in the interim. His appointment takes immediate effect. Staffers of the NFLL shall resume with him as the league shall not suffer any break.
“We wish to inform the general public that the legal license to operate the Premier League was duly conferred by the NFA on the Nigeria Football League Limited (NFLL) with all the rights emanating from the License residing ONLY with the NFLL till date.
“At the time the LMC claims to have obtained the license from the NFA, the NFA was improperly constituted in accordance with the NFA Act (as amended). As such, the Rights being paraded by the LMC was illegally obtained.
“The Nigeria Football League Limited (NFLL) that remains a juristic person in line with our laws is hereby directed to resume its legal mandate of directly running the league under an interim Premier League structure”, the statement read.