Nigeria: NFF Presidency – I’ll Run Inclusive Administration, Says Akinwumi

Ahead of September 30 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elective congress, one of the frontrunners for the office of NFF president, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi, has reiterated his resolve to run an-inclusive administration when elected to preside over the affairs of the country’s football.

He said his focus on grassroots football to bring a positive turn around to Nigeria’s football roadmap and enhance long awaited development.

“First of all when I emerge as the next NFF President, I think the most crucial thing is to stabilize the system and to stabilize the system is to run an all inclusive administration, essentially to give everybody the confidence that there would be on football family in Nigeria where everybody will be included.

So, the issue of inclusion and making sure people have the confidence about what we say we will do, is the first thing I am intending to look at.”

Akinwumi, who is the current first president of NFF and Lagos State FA chairman, believed an-inclusive administration where every stakeholders are carried along will eliminate bikerings in all quarters of the sport from people who feel they are barricaded from the affairs of the game.

“We have now for example people who are going to court, we have people who feel in the past they have been excluded. We need to ensure that everybody feels that way, we ought to all face the same direction to develop our football and if that is the case that will take a lot of hard work as the effect of what we will do before we go into any other thing else,” he said.