Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima (file photo)
Presidential Committee on Football Masterplan concludes assignment, awaits presentation to minister
By Valentine Amanze
The Presidential Committee on the 10-Year Football Development Masterplan has concluded its assignment, says Committee Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Galadima, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), revealed that the document was awaiting formal presentation to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Sunday Dare.
His words: “We have finished the assignment. We are waiting to submit the report.
“There were speculations whether the Committee was still working or when it would conclude its assignment. We have conclude the assignment.”
However, Galadima did not give details of the report. He only stated: “The report is detailed, grounded on practical solutions to issues across football and its sustained development.
“Being a masterplan, its focus is not only in the immediate”.
The government, Galadima said, was in the best position to tell the public details of the report.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari set up the 16-member Committee in November 2021 to chart innovative directions that would emphasise governance, grassroots, infrastructure, professionalism and more roles for the private sector in the development of football.