NFF secretariat popularly known as “Sunday Dankaro House”
By Emmanuel Afonne
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has concluded plans to relocate to its permanent building popularly known as “Sunday Dankaro House”, next week.
President of NFF Chris Giwa, told newsmen on Thursday after inspecting the building located at the package B of the National Stadium Abuja that his administration would not sit and watch such edifice rot away.
He regretted that the federation was unable to make use of the new football secretariat five years after it was inaugurated.
“I thank God for blessing us with a structure like this; I told the acting general secretary this afternoon that we don’t have a choice than to move into the building.
“We can’t be blessed with a structure like this and allow it to waste, so, certainly by the grace of God, we are going to move into this place.
“I have directed the Acting General Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme to call the contractor handling the job to resume work immediately, by tomorrow (Friday).
“We must move in as soon as possible even if I have to be the first to move in; if we don’t take the bold step, the building will continue to degenerate.
According to Giwa, the federation will move into the new secretariat with its old furniture pending when they will be replaced.
He also said that staff members would move into the building even when there are renovations to make.
The NFF boss also said that the physiotherapy machine donated to the country by the Hungarian government would be put into use.
He explained that the machine would be available for the various national teams.