The Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) Secretary-General Abimbola Adesinya, it have received approval from the sports ministry and the Nigeria Olympic Committee to conduct the 2021 election.
NJF is avoiding a repetition of the controversy that marred the 2017 election.
In 2017, the Sports Ministry under the leadership of Solomon Dalung introduced the use of guidelines for the elections, with some contrary to the statutes of the international federations.
Adesinya in an interview with Punch said with the federation constitution ready, they no longer need a guidelines to conduct it’s next election.
He noted that the relevant bodies such as the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and Ministry of Sports have already given their backing.
The NJF scribe also noted that with the current social distancing rule, the election might be held through social media videoconferencing application, Zoom.
“The constitution of the federation which we expect will be used for our next election is ready.
“It is yet to go to the congress due to the outbreak of COVID-19, but any moment from now, the congress will go through it for ratification.
“We are looking at using the zoom platform since the social distancing regulation is still on.
“What we are waiting for now is the minutes of the congress. We have forwarded the constitution to our international federation.
“The Nigeria Olympic Committee has approved it, the ministry has, but what is left is the minutes of the congress for ratification.”