Confederation Of Africa Football Head Of Safety and Security Department, Dr Chris Emeruwa, one of the aspirants vying for the NFF Presidential position, has revealed that he turned down the offer to become the next Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation from two aspirants.
The Nigeria Football Federation elections is billed for September 30 in Benin City, where the next executive of the football body will be elected for four years.
Emeruwa, who had served as a Personal Assistant to a General Secretary of the Federation and also personal assistant to two NFF General Secretaries, has insisted that his goal is to become the NFF President.
“People assume I will love to become the Secretary-General (of the NFF).
"I have been approached by two contestants to become their Secretary-General in the coming dispensation, and I told them point blank that it’s either I’m the president or nothing,” Emeruwa said.
“I have served three Secretary-Generals and I know the frustration, and when I say frustration, I mean that every fantastic idea is killed by the Executive Committee because you are not the one that gives the final say.
“So, I’m not interested in being the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation.
"In my current position as Head Confederation of African Football Safety and Security, I’m way beyond the Secretary-General of the NFF.”
Emeruwa also revealed that he is not desperate to become the President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“I’m not also looking for a job in the NFF because I have a job in CAF.
"So, if people feel that it is not yet time for me to become president, I will go back to where I’m coming from and continue with my job.
"So, it’s not like I’m looking for a job, and anything is thrown at me in the process.
"I’m very comfortable, and I’m only coming to see what we can do correctly and differently.”
Emeruwa was among the 11 Presidential aspirants cleared by the NFf Electoral Committee to contest for the position of President at the elections.
Top among the list are NFF Vice Presidents Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko they will be battling it out with the likes of Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, Ibrahim Gusau, Musa Ahmadu, Amanze Uchegbulam, Mouktar Mohammed, Idah Peterside and David Buhari-Doherty.