CONGRATULATIONS TO NIGERIANS FOR SUPER EAGLE’S VICTORY AND THANKS TO HON VAL AYIKA FOR THIS MOTION.
HON. BARR. VALENTINE OGBONNAYA AYIKA MOVED A MOTION ON THE NEED FOR THE NIGERIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF) TO ENSURE ADEQUATE WELFARE FOR THE NATION’S SOCCER TEAMS.
On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, the Federal House of Representative addressed a motion on the need for the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to ensure adequate welfare for the Nation’s soccer teams sponsored by Hon. Barr. Valentine Ayika and Co.
Hon. Valentine Ayika moved the motion and it was seconded by Hon. Lazarus Ogbee. He called on the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure welfare due to athletes are always promptly settled in order to boost their morale which will also increase the chances of better performance by the athletes.
Hon. Ayika stressed that the act where players’ allowances becomes an issue on international media circuits is a recurring source of embarrassment and should be avoided at all costs. He stated that adequate plans should always be ensured before tournaments begin.
Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas in contributing to the motion sought to ascertain where blame should be placed, either on the part of the Nigeria Football Federation or on the Ministry of Sports.
Hon. Akin Alabi stated that the terms of payment for players per match depending on how they perform should be spelt out so that it would not become an issue later. He also prevailed on players to look at the opportunity to play for the National team as a thing of National pride. The Motion was Voted on and Passed.
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As we cerebrate and rejoice over Super Eagle’s defeat of Bafana Bafana of South African to qualify to the Semi finals of 2019 Afcon cup of Nations, Egypt 2019, Let’s also say thanks to Hon. Barr. Val Ayika representing the people of Anaocha/ Njikoka/Dunukofia Fed. Constituency of Anambra state whose motion on the floor of the House of Reps on Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 as detailed above contributed immensely to the victory we are cerebrating today.