Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed a
petition by a so-called ‘Nationwide League One Clubs Forum’, and expressed
support for the initiatives and efforts of the NLO secretariat in
re-positioning the game at the lowest strata.
In a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the
Nationwide League One and signed by the Coordinator of the Leagues, Dr.
Christian Emeruwa, the NFF questioned the credibility of the ‘faceless Forum’
while lauding the initiatives of the secretariat headed by Olusola
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“We at the Nigeria Football Federation are satisfied by the
actions taken so far by the Nationwide League One secretariat and we commend
the secretariat for its initiatives towards ensuring that football at the lower
strata of the league is better organized.
“Meanwhile, it is instructive that we state categorically
that the Nigeria Football Federation will not tolerate the activities of any
group in bringing the administration of football to disrepute. We have gone
through the petition of the purported “Nationwide League One Clubs Forum” and
observed that it does not have a physical or mailing address, or an email or
“We find such petitions as faceless although we also did
conduct due diligence by requesting the NLO to respond to all the allegations.
We are satisfied with your response and will like to state that stakeholders
that are recognized by the Nigeria Football Federation are the Congressmen and
women of the NLO and not a Forum.”For
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