Sequel to the directive of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to stage a promotion playoff against the collective decisions reached by NNL clubs during the Annual General Assembly (AGA) held on 24th November at NERA Hotel Jabi, Abuja where eight (8) team promotion to the NPFL was proposed.
Before the AGA, the NFF had during its Executive Committee meeting held at the Hampton hotel, Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 in paragraph four (4) of its communique, encouraged the NNL Board to hold a meeting with all NNL clubs, because issues of Relegation/Promotion between NNL and NPFL was a matter for the clubs to propose.
The Board also empowered the NFF President to approve whatever propositions/decisions reached at the expanded meeting for a way forward for the league.
“Following the silence by the NFF two weeks after the NNL clubs had met and took their stand on promotion/relegation as directed by the NFF and the recent directive to stage playoff which was abolished during the NNL AGA, I Mr Ekene Abubakar Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Kada City FC hereby withdraw from the league and will have nothing to do with Nigerian football until the decisions of the NNL clubs during the Annual General Assembly (AGA) held on the 24th November, 2018 are respected and implemented,” Ekene Abubakar said.
“Kada City is a private club with about sixty (60) staff on its payroll and pays its staff as at when due. If the system will not encourage private owners, there’s no point romancing a system hijacked by some individuals who have continued to milk Nigerian football at the detriment of developing it.”
“I wish the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) the best in all their endeavors.”