President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, at the weekend described as a huge boost to Nigeria football, the partnership agreement that the NFF sealed on Thursday with Port Harcourt-based oil services company, Orlean Invest West Africa Limited.
“I must say that this partnership is a brilliant one. Orlean Invest will provide so many good things for Nigerian football. This is a technical partnership that is a win-win situation for our country.
Certainly, the partnership with Orlean Invest West Africa is a watershed in the history of Nigerian football,” Maigari noted.
Reiterating that football is the most potent weapon for unifying the peoples of Nigeria across geographical, ethnic and religious divides, Maigari praised Orlean Invest’s strong commitment to the project as demonstrated in the patience and understanding they exhibited before the agreement was sealed.
“This gesture of provision of facilities and equipment, and to facilitate technical and administrative training, deserves praise from the Nigerian football family, coming at a time that facilities and equipment are needed to further speed up extensive and speedy growth of the game.
“Orlean Invest could not have come with their proposal at a better time than now when Nigerian football is witnessing true renaissance under the present NFF administration.
“These facilities and equipment will benefit not only the NFF and the National Teams, but also scores of clubs in our various leagues as well.”