The Nigeria Football Federation today signed a memorandum of understanding with an oil services firm, Orlean Invest West Africa Limited.
Officials said that the partnership with the Port Harcourt -based firm will drive development in the area of infrastructure, education and organisation of Nigeria football.
As a first step, Orlean Invest West Africa is set to provide for free three playing pitches, including an artificial turf, for the Nigeria Football Federation.
The signing ceremony took place at the Media Centre of the National Stadium, Abuja on Thursday afternoon and has in attendance President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, a number of NFF Executive Committee members and Management, as well as chieftains of Orlean Invest, which has extensive influence in Italy and Croatia.
The company’s consultant, Alhaji Aminu Balele said on Wednesday that Nigeria football will benefit tremendously from the partnership.
“We are talking about development of infrastructure and programmes in educating our coaches and administrators. The beautiful thing is that this is not only for the Nigeria Football Federation. The various clubs within the country will also benefit.”