President Mohammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 have confirmed the resumption of football and team sports.
The long anticipated decision crucially means that the events will restart behind closed doors in line with Covid-19 guidelines.
Secretary of the Ministry Mr Gabriel Aduda, confirmed the developments and thanked the president in a published statement.
“We commend President Mohammadu Buhari, the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 for reopening football and team sports and the NYSC Orientation which has been in the cooler since the outbreak of Covid-19.
“We are happy that our athletes can now return to action and do what they know how best to do and our youth can return to camp. The last few months have been very tough for our athletes as well as the Ministry.
“The Ministry has set up a COVID-19 monitoring and approval team for every sport engagement and event.
“Indeed, the steps to return our football league to prime position is ongoing. The domestic League will not commence until the regulations and controls in the aspect of financial and licensing control are put in place. The NFF must put clubs on notice and enforce these regulations and controls as stipulated, otherwise the Nigerian Professional and Amateur Leagues would not be approved for resumption,” ended the statement.