NFF set to ban religious and political activities in Nigerian stadium

Chairman of Enugu State Football Association Chidi Offor-Okenwa said in Enugu on Wednesday March 9, that the football body will no longer spend heavy amounts on maintaining the stadium Okenwa, who is also a top NFF scribe explained that is had become necessary to cut down cost of stadium maintenance and religious activities as well as political rallies would henceforth be stopped at sporting facilities. According to him, the federation had succeeded in stopping the state government, political parties and other interest groups from using the stadium.

He said: “The good people of Enugu State and of course, the government of Enugu State appreciates the fact that stadium in Enugu State are purely for sporting activities. “We (presently) don’t have a record of hosting religious activities at the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. “In Enugu here, the stadium is actually meant for football; it is meant for athletes, it is meant for indoor games and we appropriately put the facilities in use in that vein. 

“So also for Rangers (International FC, Enugu) camp and of course the UNEC (University of Nigeria Enugu Campus) stadium. We ensure that we don’t conduct any religious activity; any unsporting activity in our facilities. “And we take that message to all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria to ensure that the (sporting) facilities last and serve the purpose (for) which it was built with the tax payers money.”

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