The meeting of the Stakeholders Forum towards the 2017 Federations Elections has fixed elections into the boards of the National Sports Federations for the 9th of June.
Addressing the forum in Abuja, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development,Solomon Dalung said he decided to involve the stakeholders in the formulation of the guidelines to eliminate or reduce the level of agitation that usually emanates after the elections.
Dalung further said the action he took is in line with the reforms in the sports sector which the federal government began with the declaration of a state of emergency after the poor outing of the country at the 2012 London Olympics.
He added that under the new guidelines, there will be no government nominee because any member of any board must be seen to be a stakeholder and must pass through the process of an election.
Under the arrangement, the zonal elections will take place on the ninth of May and the state chairmen will constitute the electorate. Also, the presidential and vice presidential elections will no longer be voted for by the board members but by the state chairmen and zonal representatives. The minister will inaugurate the new board of the federations on the ninth of July in Abuja.