Swiss resigns as FIFA president

0 0
Read Time:1 Minute, 21 Second

Sepp Blatter has surprisingly announced his decision to resign as the president of the Federation of International Football Association.

Blatter announced his resignation just four days after winning the FIFA presidential election on Friday, May 29 at the Congress in  Switzerland.

His resignation decision was announced in a hurriedly arranged press conference at FIFA  headquarter in Zurich on Thursday, June 2.

After stepping down, the 79-year-old called for an extraordinary congress to elect his successor.

The schedule for the next congress has not being announced and according to reports, it could hold between December 2014 and March 2015 and Blatter will continue as president until then.

"I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football.

"Since I shall not be a candidate, and am therefore now free from the constraints that elections inevitably impose, I shall be able to focus on driving far-reaching, fundamental reforms that transcend our previous efforts.

"For years, we have worked hard to put in place administrative reforms, but it is plain to me that while these must continue, they are not enough.

"The Executive Committee includes representatives of confederations over whom we have no control, but for whose actions FIFA is held responsible. We need deep-rooted structural change.

"I have fought for these changes before and, as everyone knows, my efforts have been blocked."

About Post Author

Anthony Claret

Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websites. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.
Happy
0 0 %
Sad
0 0 %
Excited
0 0 %
Sleepy
0 0 %
Angry
0 0 %
Surprise
0 0 %

Buhari meets NSA, to meet service chiefs over terrorism fight

0 0
Read Time:33 Second

President Muhammadu Buhari has held a meeting with National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki with a bid to assessing the security situation in the country.

Buhari and Dasuki met on Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Defence House in Abuja due to the fresh attacks carried out by Boko Haram.

The President is also set to meet with all the nation’s Service Chiefs to discuss the same subject.

According to Vanguard, the Service Chiefs might be asked to enable new appointees fill their positions.

Buhari had made clear, while giving his inauguration speech on Friday, May 29, that the war against terror would be of utmost importance to his administration.

About Post Author

Anthony Claret

Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websites. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.
Happy
0 0 %
Sad
0 0 %
Excited
0 0 %
Sleepy
0 0 %
Angry
0 0 %
Surprise
0 0 %