Barrister Musa Amadu has stepped down from his position as secretary to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, the football family has announced.
The NFF confirmed on its official website that its executive committee (ExCo) have accepted Amadu’s resignation as contained in a letter dated Wednesday, March 18.
The 53-year-old lawyer became NFF general secretary in 2010 having previously served as deputy secretary general (General Service).
In his resignation letter, Amadu thanked “everyone at the NFF for the singular honour of serving our great country” and wished “the NFF the very best in the years ahead.”
The ExCo has also named Dr Mohammed Sanusi as Amadu’s successor with immediate effect.
Sanusi was Assistant Secretary General (Competitions) in 2007 and was Director of Competitions before his new appointment.
NFF will miss Amadu
President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, described Amadu as “a marvelous human being, a professional,” who will certainly be missed by the fledgling football administration in the country.
“We greatly appreciate his quality contributions to the development of football in Nigeria. His professionalism, hardwork and commitment to his duty helped in no little way in keeping the NFF administration stable and efficient,” the ExCo said in response to Amadu’s resignation.
“Without any doubt, when the story of Nigerian football is written, Musa Amadu’s name will be etched in gold.”