Nigeria Football Supporters Club To Acquire Private Jet For Official Assignments

Supporters-Club-Fans-Nigeria-Shengolpixs-300The Nigeria Football and other Sports Supporters Club (NFSSC) said on Friday that its plan to acquire a private jet for its use should not be seen as a misplaced priority.

The club’s President-General, Dr Rafiu Oladipo, said  in Abuja that the move would help to reduce the club’s expenses during its assignments.

“The supporters club is an outfit that travels all the time with the country’s national teams, and you can imagine a situation where about 300 members are travelling for a competition.

“It involves a lot of money when we embark on such trips 20 to 30 times in a year, so we thought it wise to lease a plane that will be on ground to be taking us on our various trips. We are not just going to keep it there for only our trips, because we are aware of other expenses like the parking charges and so on.

“If we are able to get it, we will equally use it to carry passengers; it is only when we need it that we will demand for it to take us on our trips,’’ he said.

The president-general noted that the body would do everything within its means to achieve the objective.

“We are still at the planning stage and if it happens, it will be for the good of the Supporters Club and indeed Nigeria,’’ he added. 

Ladipo, however, assured that the supporters club would continue to deliver on its assignment, whether the aircraft comes or not.

He stressed that he had been travelling for matches involving Nigeria since 1977 and would not stop now. (NAN)


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