FIFA lauds Nigeria Football Federation for effectively dealing with problems
March 16, 2012
Global football organization FIFA recently commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for resolving problems with Dr. Sam Jaja and Barrister Raj Nnaji who both brought cases against the NFF. Specifically, Nigeria's supervising sports minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi was praised for his work in the matter, according to SuperSport.com.
Both men who brought court cases up to the NFF have withdrawn their complaints and Abdullahi explained the government is attempting to get a bill passed to prevent further issues in the future.
"Nigeria is a very important country to us; in fact, one of the most important countries. So what happens in Nigerian football has great significance for us in FIFA," FIFA president Sepp Blatter said at the meeting.
FIFA officials were also impressed at the nation's dedication to supporting football, as the government gives the NFF about $20 million each year, according to the World Stage Group. The organization hopes now that old grievances have been resolved, Nigeria can begin to focus on improving the transparency of the NFF to avoid such issues in the future.
Those who want to find out more about the recent NFF drama can make calls to Nigeria and ask their friends for more details.
You Might Also Like...
- Abandoned ships create problems in Nigeria
- Nigerian Olympic medalist Sunday Bada dies at age 42
- Nigeria's Lagos Black Heritage Festival features poets and colorful parade
- Nigeria puts up a valiant effort but loses to Brazil in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- Baba Suwe detained for suspicion of drug smuggling at airport, judge rules in his favor