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NFF empanels LOC for Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament

Nigeria Football Federation has released the names of members of
the local organizing committee for the First Lady of Nigeria
Invitational Women’s Tournament (Aisha Buhari Cup) that the country
will host in September 2021.

NFF’s 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, is Chairman of the
Committee, which has, among other terms of reference, been saddled
with the responsibility of organizing a befitting tournament that will
uphold the good name and image of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The
tournament will hold 14th – 20th September in Lagos.

A nominee of the Lagos State Government will serve as Vice Chairman,
and Members include Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, Chairman of Chairmen and
Member of the NFF Executive Committee. Another Member of the NFF
Executive Committee and Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League,
Aisha Falode is Director of Organization, with Amina Daura, NFF’s Head
of Women’s Football, as deputy director.

Hon. Ayo Hulayat Omidiran, AIG Umar Baba, Hon. Margaret Icheen, Mrs
Chisom Ezeoke, Kemi Areola, Mr Ademola Olajire, Mrs Ufuoma McDermott,
Ms Ese Okpomo, Yinka Olagbemiro and Kola Daniel are other members.

The Secretary is Ruth David, NFF’s Ag. Director of Competitions.

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FULL LIST: Seyi Akinwunmi (Chairman); LASG Nominee (Vice Chairman);
Ibrahim Gusau (Member); Aisha Falode (Director of Organization); Amina
Daura (Deputy Director of Organization); Margaret Icheen (Member); Ayo
Omidiran (Member); Umar Baba (Member); Chisom Ezeoke (Member); Kemi
Areola (Member); Ademola Olajire (Member); Ufuoma McDermott (Member);
Ese Okpomo (Member); Yinka Olagbemiro (Member); Kola Daniel (Member);
Ruth David (Secretary)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

1) The Local Organizing Committee shall be saddled with the
responsibility of organizing a befitting tournament that will uphold
the good name and image of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2) The Committee shall liaise with the Lagos State Government with a
view to ascertaining the readiness of all facilities and equipment for
the Tournament, and to advise in good time where necessary for
upgrading and renewal of such facilities/equipment.

3) The Committee shall work in tandem with the Lagos State Government
with a view to determining and ascertaining the materials, implements,
instruments and accouterments that are needed in the areas of
transportation, accommodation, security, medical, stadium preparation,
information technology, protocol and ceremonial, and other
organizational areas.

4) The Committee will have a responsibility to liaise with NFF’s
Partners, Sponsors and Supporters, and other interested corporate
entities, with a view to sourcing funds for the successful
organization of the tournament.

5) The Committee will have a responsibility to establish contact with
the other participating countries/teams with a view to managing
seamless travel and other logistic arrangements for all delegations.

6) The Committee shall liaise with the Referees Committee of the
Confederation of African Football (CAF) with a view to ensuring the
appointment of the very best/most credible referees to officiate at
the tournament.

7) The Committee should seek the approval of the NFF President through
the NFF General Secretary on sensitive issues. Also, the NFF shall
intervene when breaches of any kind are observed.

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