The congress of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has backed the Board and management on the moves made so far on the relationship with league sponsors Globacom Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that telecommunications giant, Globacom, has pulled out of its four-year league sponsorship contract with NPL which began in 2006.
At the extra-ordinary meeting of the congress held in Abuja on Friday, the congress commended the board and management of the league body on all steps taken so far since Globacom announced its withdrawal.
“The congress commends the NPL board and management on the matured way they are handling the partnership relationship with Globacom Nigeria Limited,’” the league’s Executive Secretary, Alhassan Yakmut, said.
Yakmut who read out the meeting’s communiqué to the media after the meeting held at the Abuja National Stadium Media Centre, said the congress directed NPL to strictly observe and implement the contents of the existing contract.
The NPL secretary said the congress also appreciated the partnership which had so far made NPL to be the first in Africa and 22nd in the world in terms of field performance.
He said the congress constituted a seven-man electoral committee to conduct the forthcoming NPL Board election in accordance with NFF and FIFA standard electoral code.
The committee members include Prince Oladimeji Tompson from the North Central zone, Hon. Auwalu Jada from the Northeast, Alhaji Muazu Suleiman from the Northwest and Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu from the Southeast.
The rest are Messers Tony Ogola from the South-South zone, Tony Rafua from the Southwest and Yakmut as the secretary.
Yakmut explained that the earlier electoral committee was discarded for the newly-formed one in order to ensure compliance with the Standard Electoral Code put in place by world football governing body, FIFA.