REVEALED: NFF Yet To Relocate To Sunday Dankaro House
By Amaechi Agbo
Five months after the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF announced to the world that it had moved its administrative office from Wuse Zone 7 to its new office, Sunday Dankaro House at the Package B of the Goal Project, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, all in Abuja, Bestchoicesports.com.ng findings indicate that the federation has not relocated.
On March 2nd, 2020, NFF announced that it had relocated its head office to the new edifice built after 2010 World Cup.
Bestchoicesports.com.ng gathered that NFF still operates from its reportedly former office tagged Glass House situated at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja
This revelation was made via a letter the federation wrote to Rivers United Football Club, Port Harcourt
In the letter dated August 27, 2020, the NFF used its address as at *plot 2033, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Zone 7, Wuse. Box 5101, Carki – Abuja*
This address is in total contrast to its reported new office which is Sunday Dankaro House, Package B (Goal Project) Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
In March this year, NFF through its General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi confirmed that the federation had relocated to the new office, 6 years after its completion.
It is also interesting to note that the the NFF currently used the Sunday Dankaro House as its cover pictures in their various Twitter and Facebook handles.
It will be recalled that in order to help the Super Eagles qualify for the first World Cup on African soil, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua constituted the Presidential Taskforce for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
With the support of government, the Task Force headed by former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi mobilised funds from philanthropic individuals and corporate bodies to support the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
At the end of the World Cup, the Task Force declared a surplus of N350 million which it immediately channelled into what is now the new NFF secretariat located inside the Package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
The new secretariat comprises 27 rooms with six board rooms, a penthouse and 120-cars parking space and was named after Late Sunday Dankaro who was a businessman, sports administrator and chairman of the then Nigerian Football Association from 1974-1980.
Dankaro was also one-time chairman of the defunct National Sports Commission, NSC