Worries over Nigeria’s World Cup preparations following the unexpected sack of the country’s sports ministry head is termed as welcome development by the former Nigeria league bossFormer chairman of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), Oyuki Obaseki, has described as a “welcome development” the removal of the sports minister and chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi for the Super Eagles going to the World Cup in Brazil.
Abdullahi, who was appointed sports minister on March 23, 2012 by President Goodluck Jonathan served for two years, 11 months and 18 days received his surprise sack notice on Wednesday March 5a night the Super Eagles engaged El Tri of Mexico in Atlanta, USA.
Obaseki explained that Abdullahi’s removal will have no devastating effect on the country’s preparations for either the World Cup or the Commonwealth Games and other sporting activities in 2014.
“Abdullahi’s sack as Sports Minister and Chairman of National Sports Commission (NSC) will not affect our World Cup preparations," Obaseki told Daily Newswatch.
“Why should anybody be worried because of his removal? There was a sport minister before he was appointed. There is nothing to worry about,” he said. ---------------- goal.com