By Timothy Omobude

 

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Pinnick Amaju, NFF President

Benin City – The Edo Football Association in collaboration with the Edo State Government will be hosting the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) emergency congress on today and tomorrow, 2018.

A statement signed by the chairman Hon. Frank Ilaboya and made available to our reporter indicates that the meeting will also have in attendance stakeholders in football administration including the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPEL) Nigeria National League (NNL) and Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL).

Others expected at the meeting are the Nigeria Referee Association (NRA), Nigeria Coaches Association (NCA) among other stakeholders.

The statement added that the hosting of the 88 statutory delegates to the stakeholders meeting besides justifying the Godwin Obaseki administration’s huge investment in sports development in the state and the Governor love in the sports circles.

The meeting is a confirmation of the philosophy of the Obaseki administration that sports if properly harnessed is a major contributor to the socio-economic development of any society.

“This bears an eternal testimony to the strategic leadership qualities of the Edo State Governor and the strengthening of the state’s position as leader in sports development across the country”.

“Edo people appreciate the development brought about by the special focus on investment in sports which is today transforming the lives of youths and thereby boosting the social and economic life of Edo people.

“The multiple impacts of this hosting is not quantifiable, its impacts on Benin City and the State’s economy will be live to be remembered.

Meanwhile Edo FA acknowledged the invaluable contribution and sublime leadership of its chairman Hon Frank Ilaboya which made Edo idea choice for the congress.