NFF Boss Assures of Gender Inclusion


NFF president, Ibrahim Gusau has vowed to give more opportunities to women in a bid to encourage gender inclusion in his administration.

The NFF boss made the assertion about including women in the running of the sport in the country, in the wake of his inauguration of the new head of referees committee, Faith Irabor, who became the first woman to be appointed in that role.

Ibrahim Gusau told that it is important to allow for gender inclusion in sports administration.

He maintained that he would allow women in the fold of decision makers in his administration.

“Immediately I was elected as NFF president, I promised that I will change the narrative. First of all, we tried as much as possible to make sure that we do what is right, and secondly, you see this is something that has never happened before,” Gusau told

“If we have some women that are equally competent to do what we need them to do, at least I feel it’s important for us to give them the opportunity because these are people that I have been part of, and I know all their characters and behaviours.

“I say let us try a woman so that we would give her opportunity, we will give the women that opportunity to see how they can give us their contribution and to make sure that at least everybody is been carried along.

“We should not relegate our women and we would see a lot of appointments coming for women very soon during my tenure.”


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