The most senior United Nations (UN) official in Nigeria and Fifa Secretary General appointee, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has successfully passed the eligibility check conducted by the independent Review Committee to enable her assume the prestigious office.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) posted the development on its blog on Tuesday stating that the FIFA can confirm that she successfully passed the check and will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General on Monday, 20 June.
The Review Committee, which was established at the recent FIFA Congress in May, in particular to protect the organisation against any potential conflicts of interest in the approval of appointments, consists of former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Miguel Poiares Maduro, former Indian High Court judge Mukul Mudgal, and former chairman of Peruvian club Sporting Cristal, Felipe Cantuarias Salaverry.
The eligibility check was conducted in line with article 37 of the FIFA Statutes.
Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura is a Senegalese senior United Nations (UN) official and currently she is the most senior UN official in Nigeria.
She was appointed as first female FIFA’s Secretary General on 13 May 2016.