President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has reiterated that his administration is not opposed to objective, rational and constructive criticisms, as these are only capable of inspiring better performance from anyone in public office.
The NFF supremo made this assertion in Abuja on Tuesday, when the executives of Nigeria Union of Journalists (FCT Correspondents Chapel) paid him a courtesy call in his office.
“Gentlemen of the media are critical stakeholders of Nigeria Football, and they are always welcome here at the Football House, and anywhere there is an event or activity of the NFF. We will continue to show respect and regard for those who inspire us with constructive criticisms that are in the interest of the game, and with the sole objective of making us better administrators.
“There is a lot that we are doing to make things better, but we have opted not to run the game on the pages of newspapers or on social media. We prefer that our work speaks for us loud and clear, and we believe that the results of our efforts will start to manifest in due course.”
Chairman of the NUJ FCT Correspondents Chapel, Mr. Jide Oyekunle lauded the NFF President for his support that enabled the success of the maiden edition of the chapel’s Football Tournament, which took place a couple of months ago and saw nine organizations participating. He said the competition achieved its aim of promoting love and friendship among various organizations within the FCT.
Oyekunle, who was in company with Henrietta Momodu (Financial Secretary), Emmanuel Ehijene (Treasurer), Oyibi Ediri (Assistant Secretary) and Uche Nwudoh (Member), then presented the NFF President with a trophy, medal and certificate of participation as Special Guest of Honour at the tournament, which held while the Super Falcons were at the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia. He praised the present NFF administration for the Falcons’ impressive outing at the World Cup, the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2023 AFCON, the U17 girls’ first-ever bronze-medal accomplishment at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup and the commendable outing of the Flying Eagles at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina.
Also at the occasion were NFF Executive Committee member Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa; NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi; NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire; Idris Abdullahi Musa, Chairman of Kwara State Football Association; Chikelue Iloenyosi, Chairman of Anambra State FA; Faisal Mohammed, Chairman of Kaduna State FA and; Abubakar Barde, Special Assistant to the NFF President.