Nigeria’s Justice Phillips elected into FIFA Ethics Committee
The string of groundbreaking feats with regards to global recognition for Nigeria in world football continued yesterday with the election of immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayotunde Phillips as a member of the highly respected FIFA Ethics Committee.
Justice Phillips’ election was ratified by the congress of FIFA at its 67th Congress in Manama, Bahrain yesterday. Justice Phillips’ election to the Ethics Committee comes just a few days after the appointment of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President into important CAF and FIFA roles.
The new FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) is headed by Vassilios Skouris (Greece), the longest –serving President of the European Court of Justice. Fiti Sunia (American Samoa), a Judge and former Attorney General of American Samoa, is deputy chairman.
Other members are Mohammad Ali Al Kamali (United Arab Emirates: Asia), Aivar Pohlak (Estonia: Europe), Margarita Echeverria (Costa Rica: North and Central America and the Caribbeans), Jack Kariko (Papua New Guinea: Oceania) and Flavio Zveiter (Brazil: South America).Justice Phillips is currently the Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).