By Raphael Ekpang:
The immediate past director general of the National Sports Commission, NSC Dr. Patrick Ekeji has said that the recent crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF is part of football development in the country.
Speaking to journalists shortly after a meeting with the director general of the NSC, Gbenga Elegbeleye and the minister of sports and chairman NSC, Dr. Tammy Danagogo today at the national stadium, Abuja, Ikeji said the crisis will enable the stakeholders see the need to support people with cognate experience in the game into position of authorities.
“The crisis in NFF worried me a lot, but it is part of the development of the game. In future, whenever they are electing into positions they should always elect people with cognate experience in the game.”
Ekeji further stated that, the game of football in Nigeria ought to have developed in a way that it should be adding to the Gross Domestic Products, GDP of the country, noting that the right people need to take their positions in the glass house.
“If the right people are in position of authorities in the NFF, Nigeria football will take it rightful position among nations and has the capacity to generate income like the game of Swimming to UK,” He said.
Meanwhile, the former Green Eagle player, who is currently the only Nigerian who had risen through the ranks in the game of football to become the DG of NSC to Urbanpaparazzionline.com that he has no regret been who he is today.