The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee, yesterday, reinstated its confidence in the leadership of its president Amaju Melvin Pinnick.
Speaking in Abuja, chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, stressed that the executive committee did so, because it has long been enamoured by the quality of ideas, energy and drive of Pinnick.
“If you patiently take stock of the list of achievements of the NFF in the past one year of Pinnick’s presidency, you’ll give him immense credit. The beauty of it all is that he carries all the members along in everything he is doing and, invariably, listens to superior argument.
“Personally, I enjoy the meetings and I always make sure to be present, because the president makes everyone feel a part of it, he brings up excellent ideas and allows these to be debated. Everyone contributes.
“Steadily, we are unveiling the various programmes we have for Nigerian football and we believe that our people will be delighted.
“What we want is the support of everyone. In the last one year, there has been capacity-building programmes that have impacted positively on the league and attracted greater recognition from FIFA and CAF for our referees; FIFA elite courses for referees and CAF courses for coaches; prioritisation of coaches and players’ welfare; robust support for the LMC to continue to improve the NPFL brand; the signing of a kit sponsorship deal with a global brand; intensive drive by the president to sell Nigerian football globally, as well as aggressive marketing drive to attract private sector support.
“We are solidly behind our leader, Amaju Pinnick, because he is working very hard and carrying the Board along in everything he does. We are also giving support in every way we can. There is no schism in the NFF Executive Committee.”