Nigeria suspended after the illegal dissolution of Rugby board


The Nigerian Rugby Football Federation has been suspended indefinitely from global activities.

This was announced by Rugby Africa in the indefinite suspension letter sent to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Monday.

The continental governing body frowned at the arbitrary dissolution of the board of the Nigeria Rugby board and the subsequent replacement with a three-man caretaker committee.

In Monday’s letter obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, Rugby Africa warned that Nigeria stands ineligible to take part in any of its global activities except the right steps are taken in line with the approved constitution of the Rugby board.

The letter read in part: “We have learned of the dissolution of the boards of 31 sports Federations in Nigeria, including the above Rugby Federation to be replaced by a handpicked caretaker committee.

“We would humbly remind the Honourable Minister that the constitution of the NRFF which was ratified at their Extraordinary General Meeting held in Lagos on the 3rd of March 2018, was also formally approved by Rugby Afrique and by World Rugby at the time.

“This constitution, ratified at the National, Regional and Global…



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