Nigeria Football Federation may lose one of its main sponsors, AITEO as the firm on Wednesday gave a 14-day ultimatum for the resolution of the lingering leadership crisis otherwise, and it will pull out.
The firm is responsible for the salaries of the national football teams’ salaries as well as the sponsorship of the national competition.
In a statement issued by the firm’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ndiana Matthew, Aiteo wrote:
“The persisting situation makes it difficult for us, as a law-abiding entity, to operate responsibly within the demands placed on us.
“Accordingly, we are constrained to indicate that unless these issues are resolved satisfactorily in the manner dictated by the requirements of the world governing body FIFA within fourteen (14) days hereof, we will deem ourselves compelled to reconsider our position with respect to participation in the various arrangements in which we are involved.
“AITEO lends its voice to that of many well-meaning Nigerians to call for the quick and decisive resolution of the current issues especially as future campaigns for glory in the African Nations Cup are imminent.
“Indisputably, certainty and stability with the leadership of the NFF remain pertinent to sponsors like us to continue to commit to the growth of Nigerian football in the manner that we have done,” the statement stressed.