Former director general of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Patrick Ekeji, has described the composition of the current board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as truly representative of the critical sectors of the country.
Ekeji, who praised NFF President, Shehu Gusau, for ensuring that the current board has men and women capable of fulfilling Nigerians’ desire for a progressive football culture, said if managed properly, to he diversity in the current board to take the game to great heights.
Speaking while receiving chairman of the Nigerian National League(NNL), George Aluo, in Owerri, yesterday, Ekeji said: ‘I have gone through the list of people in the current NFF board and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the careful selection of its members.
‘We have people from all the sectors of the economy on that board and I believe that they can contribute to the real growth of our football economy.’
Ekeji advised Aluo to engage the critical sectors of the economy and relevant stakeholders in his efforts to lift the second tier football league, while advising private sector players to invest in the league and reap from the Federal Government’s incentives for such investments.