Chairman of the League administration firm (LMC), Shehu Dikko has restated that security and welfare of all individuals at fit venues counts excessive and this comprises that of fit officers which he stated is of paramount significance to the league physique.
Dikko was once clarifying the misunderstanding contained in a letter to him by means of the President of the Nigeria Referees affiliation (NRA), Tade Azeez which recommended that the LMC disregarded to order compensation for the match officials assaulted on the Sani Abacha Stadium by way of some erroneous enthusiasts after the healthy Day 18 fixture between Kano Pillars and Akwa United.
The LMC Chairman said it would be wrong to create an influence that assault on match officers has been a standard function of the NPFL and mentioned that the incident in Kano was once simply the 2d on-box incident that affected match officers with the primary being on healthy Day 1 in Enugu in the healthy between Rangers world and Abia Warriors.
Dikko additional corrected the erroneous impression that the compensation for the in shape officers assaulted in Kano on Sunday weren’t covered via the sanctions introduced on Tuesday.
“This used to be certainly the 2d charge within the abstract Jurisdiction discover issued Kano Pillars.
“We went in advance to wonderful Kano Pillars N1m for this breach and impose the cost of compensation of N250, 000 for each of the 4 suit officials along with any verified medical cost that the injured officials could deliver. This used to be contained in paragraph B of the abstract Jurisdiction discover issued to Kano Pillars”, Dikko additional said.
The LMC stated it considers healthy officials and the NRA as companions within the corporation of the league and prompt that each one channels of communication existing between the two bodies should always be used, harping on the wish to steer clear of public statements that are inclined to painting the league negatively.
eventually, Dikko assured the NRA President that the LMC won’t relent in offering the fitting setting and environment at in shape venues on match days to be sure that Referees discharged their responsibility with out trouble. To this finish, extra security features can be instituted in any respect healthy venues to verify the appropriate ambiance at all fits.