10 December 2012

Nigeria: NFF to Honour Jaja, Omokhaye

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that it will honour former Member of the Board and Deputy Chairman of the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja and one-time Secretary General of then Nigeria Football Association, Pa Herbert Olanrewaju Omokhaye, at its 68th Annual General Assembly in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Jaja, a former President of the Nigeria Referees Association who was on the board, will be conferred with honourary membership of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation. Omokhaye, also a former referee and administrator of repute, who turned 80 recently, will be honoured with an Award of Meritorious Service toNigeriafootball.

NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said on Monday that all arrangements have been concluded for Thursday's showpiece in theRiversStatecapital.

"The Executive Committee of the NFF decided it was time we start giving honour unto whom it is due. To this end, the Committee has pencilled down Dr. Sam Sam Jaja and Pa Omokhaye for honour this year.

This will become a feature of the Annual General Assembly."

Officials also confirmed that about one dozen members of staff, who have spent 20 years and above in the service of the Federation, will be honoured.

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON will be chief host at Thursday's event, at which the Honourable Minister/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi will be the special guest of honour.

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