Stories by Albert Akota
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Musa Amadu has corroborated the assertion of the NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, that yesterday morning’s fire outbreak will not in any way affect the programmes of the Federation.
“This incident is unfortunate, but we remain steadfast and focused on our programmes. As the NFF President stated earlier, our National Teams’ programmes will not suffer in anyway as a result of this fire incident.
“We suspect no foul play, and I can tell you that the Accounts department was not affected at all. All our financial documents are intact, and the trophies that we have won are also intact.”
Amadu thanked the Federal Fire Service, Julius Berger Construction Company, National Emergency Management Agency (whose Director General personally visited), officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, State Security Service, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies for their quick response.
“We are quite appreciative of all these persons and other Nigerians who came around and expressed their sadness. We want to assure everyone that this will not affect any of our programmes or our work.
“The fire has been put out and we are now getting a cleaning outfit to clean up the whole place and make it habitable as early as possible. Our work must not suffer.”
NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire disclosed that the incident started with an electrical fault in one of the offices on the second floor.
“Some of us just arrived and were still outside the building when smoke started coming out of one of the offices on the second floor. The maintenance officers did their best to put it out but could not. We then started calling the Fire Service department and they came in good ti”But then, the fire had broken out and affected some offices on the left wing, including the General Secretary’s office and the IT unit. However, the Accounts department, which is on the right wing, as well as the President’s office, were not affected in any way.”