Wednesday, 20 August 2014

NFF Headquatres Gutted By Fire


Fire has razed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headquarters in Wuse Zone 7 District, Abuja.
The fire reportedly started from the office of the General Secretary, Musa Amadu on the top floor. The office of the President which is also on the same floor is  also affected.
NFF scribe, Ademola Olajire, confirming the fire incident said the cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately but that it started from the third floor of the building.

Nigeria’s football association, riven by in-fighting and sanctioned by the world game’s governing body, suffered a fresh blow on Wednesday after fire gutted its headquarters.

The blaze at the two-storey building in an upmarket area of the capital Abuja, known locally as the Glass House, broke out as staff arrived for work, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Flames took hold from an office on the upper floor of the premises and spread quickly before firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

Senior federal fire service chief Imo Eyo described the damage as “huge” and said there was no immediate indication of foul play.

“We suspect a circuit fault to have led to the fire but a proper enquiry would be carried out by the authorities,” he added.

The NFF has been in crisis for several months and FIFA suspended the organisation in July over what it said was “government interference” in its affairs.

That followed a Nigerian court ruling that sacked the NFF high command and the government appointed a sole administrator to run the game.

However, after weeks of horse- trading, Maigari, returned to office on Monday in line with the directive of FIFA to reinstate him.

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