The South South geo-political zone of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend held a meeting in the oil city of Warri, Delta State to re-appraise progress or otherwise made in Nigerian football and came out with a five-point communiqué.
The meeting, which was attended by all state Chairmen and Secretaries of the zone, was held at the high brow PK Guest House in the GRA Area of Warri. At the end of the meeting, the zone said it was satisfied with the forward movement Nigerian football has recorded so far under the leadership of Alhaji Aminu Maiagari and therefore appealed to the congress of Nigerian football for the continuity of the forward looking and lucky leadership.
The body hailed the appointment of one of their own Dr. Tammy Danagogo, as the Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), which it said is well deserved and wished him a good outing during his tenure.
The congress also appealed to all South South Governors, which comprises of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers States, to provide standard football pitches for the game of football to thrive in the area, going by the abundance of natural talents in the zone.
The congress, while congratulating Christopher Green for his outstanding representation of the zone in the Executive Committee of the NFF, called for the sustenance of the leadership of the NFF ahead of the August 2014 election into the board of the NFF.
Benjamin Akobo, who signed the communiqué, said he was thrilled so far by the success of the present leadership of the NFF and called on the congresses of other geo-political zone to sustain a winning team for the development of Nigerian football. The congress says it’s also interested in a credible World Cup outing come Brazil 2014 by Nigeria’s Super Eagles and believes that the support of the NFF will see to that.