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BREAKING:FG scraps NPFL’s League Management Company

The Federal Government on Friday rejected the League Management Company dealing with the Nigeria Professional Football League.

To this end, the national government likewise requested the Nigeria Football Federation to pull out the LMC permit and set up an Interim Management Committee to direct the association.

The mandate was contained in a press explanation gave on Friday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ismaila Abubakar.

As per the national government, the choice became basic after an equipped court of locale pronounced the League Management Company an unlawful body.
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The assertion read, “Considering the few upsetting episodes in regards to the administration of the Football League, explicitly, the statement of the National Football League (NFL) as an unlawful body by the Court; the situation with the League Management Company (LMC), the NFL’s replacement in-title being outside the domain of the Statutes of the NFF; the Federal Government is obliged to pull out its acknowledgment of the LMC as the administrator of the Nigeria Professional Football League, with quick impact.

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“This choice has become essential due to the conspicuous variation (which is at change with our football rules or the traditions that must be adhered to) by which a privately owned business is gifted the command to oversee or run the association endlessly, without the full inclusion of and initiative by the clubs, and absent any trace of any interaction to screen the advancement and improvement of the game.

“Spin-off of the abovementioned, and to protect our homegrown football from complete breakdown, the BOARD OF THE LMC AND THE LMC AS A BODY WOULD NO LONGER BE Recognized BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS OPERATOR OF THE NIGERIAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

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“To deflect further turmoil in our homegrown football, the NFF is encouraged to promptly pull out the License given to the LMC and, meanwhile, set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC), to incorporate the ongoing Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the LMC to regulate the undertakings of the League until a legitimate Professional League Board is comprised as per the Statutes of the NFF.”

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