The Nigeria National League (NNL), the Nigeria Women Football League, (NWFL), and the Nationwide League one, NL1, have been mandated by the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation to commence the leagues in two weeks.
This was the highlight of the Joint Meeting of the executives of the NNL, NWFL and NL1 and the leadership of Ambassador. Chris Giwa led Nigeria Football Federation Ad-Hoc Committee held at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja on July 20.
The communique read: ” Arising from the meeting held with the NFF Ad-Com committee on interface with the executives of the NNL, NWFL and NL1,… it was unanimously agreed that in view of the need to give life to football in Nigeria to help the teeming youth, who are involved in football across the country active, the NFF secretariat is hereby mandated to take charge and put all logistics in place for the leagues across board to commence two weeks from the date of this resolutions. ”
” The executives of the aforementioned leagues hereby pass absolute vote of confidence on the various leagues secretariat since it is apolitical”.
The executive of the leagues” agreed with the position of the Club Owners Association of the Nigeria Premier Football League on the need for the leagues to commence as soon as possible”, and consequently, “mandate the NFF secretariat to expedite action on the commencement of leagues in earnest.”
Representative of the NNL, Emmanuel Zira said “we don’t want the leagues to be caught in the web of their leadership tussle, so the secretariat of all the leagues should take charge”.
Zira argued that this is the way forward for the game and lovers of football will appreciate the position we have taken for the leagues, which are critical for our football development.
HRM Alhaji Audu Nuhu signed the communique on behalf of NWFL, Emmanuel Zira for the NNL and Kabiru Adekunle endorsed on behalf of NL1.