Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the scrapping of the troubled League Management Company (LMC) long before his ministry made the official pronouncement.
Speaking at the 51st Session of the State House Briefing organised by the State House Communication Team, the minister who provided key updates on the outcome of the Official Presentation of the Nigerian Contingent to the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Buhari earlier at Banquet Hall, stated that the scrapping of LMC is for the good of Nigeria football.
According to him every legal step was taken before the decision to withdraw the operating licence of the LMC, adding that the leadership of the football management body were also invited to explain their roles but they never showed up.
He also said that he will reserve his comments on the court injunction stopping the September 30 NFF Elective Congress billed for Benin City, Edo state.
Meanwhile, the Minister has once said that the federal government has since this year released over N15 billion to the NFF, saying that President Buhari has always intervened in the financing of the NFF to carry out its activities.