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NFF, Police strategize on greater collaboration

27 September 2016, 16:16

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation and the Nigeria Police (FCT Command) are looking into ways of achieving greater collaboration in the area of security for NFF events and programmes.

During a courtesy visit to the new Commissioner of Police (FCT Command), CP Mohammed Mustafa on Tuesday, NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi underscored the importance of the Police to all events and activities of the football body.

“Security is a very key component in the organization of football, nay sporting events. Over the years, the NFF has received immense co-operation from the Police hierarchy for our events, including local and international matches. We are here to solicit for even greater collaboration with the FCT Command for our programmes and activities.

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“We are happy about your deployment to the FCT Command, having heard so much about your keen interest in football and other sports. The NFF will do everything to sustain the cordial relationship we have had over the years with the FCT Command.”

News24 reported on Wednesday that NFF second vice president Shehu Dikko was reportedly arrested by police in his office in Abuja for flaunting a court order halting the Nigeria Premier League.

Responding on Tuesday, CP Mohammed Mustafa thanked the NFF delegation, and pledged that the Police would continue to afford the football body of maximum security at all footballing events and programmes. He praised the NFF for embedding security within its internal workings in the Federation.

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