NFF partners Ministry of Interior on girl-child project


The Nigeria Football Federation and the Ministry of Interior are in collaboration to use football as a tool for education, skill building, and leadership development among young women who are in correctional centres across the country, in line with the Football for Change project of the Confederation of African Football.

The initiative was presented to the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on Tuesday by a delegation of the NFF led by President Ibrahim Gusau.

NFF Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Women’s Football Sub-Committee, Aisha Falode, presented the NFF’s initiative titled ‘Football Good-Naija; EmpowerHer’, highlighting rising figures of ladies in correctional centres across the country, as well as those awaiting trial and those already convicted.

NFF president Gusau told the minister that the federation believes it has services to render to the community at large, apart from the organisation of football matches.

The NFF is ready and willing to go the whole distance on this project. We will work with relevant agencies and ministries and network with organisations and foundations to arrange vocational training for these girls so that they will have a future.”

The Minister of Interior, Tunji-Ojo, was enthusiastic about the project and applauded the NFF’s initiative.

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