A pre-Annual General Meeting, AGM of the League Management Company (LMC) held on Sunday with the LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko pledging that the league will build on the positives of the last season while improving on observed challenges.
The meeting tagged a Consultative forum between LMC and the NPFL Clubs by Barrister Isaac Danladi, the Chairman of the Club Owners and Managers Association, was described by the LMC Chairman as part of the activities to mark the commencement of the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Welcoming his fellow club chairmen, Danladi remarked that the meeting is a forum to share experiences and harmonise positions on issues before the AGM and commended them for making out time to attend the meeting.
In his speech to declare open the meeting, Dikko observed that “amongst several other matters on the agenda will be a review of the past season to evaluate and update our rules based on observed challenges and events of the past season”.
“At this meeting, we will also review commercial activities with a view to update our revenue generating capacity and we will also be discussing the issue of players welfare which was one of the major challenges of the last season”, Dikko stated.
He then declared that the LMC will work in the new season to improve on the successes of the 2014/15 season and seek solutions to the challenges encountered in the course of the concluded season.
“We will strive to ensure that all that was deemed to have been properly done last season will be improved on and we have noted the challenges which together, we will work out solutions to eliminate those drawbacks”, Dikko promised.
In attendance at the meeting was former Chairman of the LMC, Hon. Nduka Irabor, LMC Directors, Dr. Isaac Ayodele, Dominic Iorfa, Akin Akinbobola and the newly admitted clubs in the NPFL, Niger Tornadoes, Ikorodu United, MFM FC and Plateau United.
Some of the newly appointed Club Chairmen and General Managers also attended their maiden meeting of the LMC Consultative forum. They include Isa Matori (Wikki Tourists) Moses Etu (Warri Wolves), Oscar Keke (Heartland), Dele Gbajumo (Ikorodu United) Sunday Ojieh (MFM) Mike Idoko (Lobi Stars) Adamu Ali Mohammed (Tornadoes) and Pius Henwan (Plateau United).