COVID-19: NFF’s Mgt staff test positive, Staff to undergo tests

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The President of Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick

By Our Reporter

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has announced that one of her management staff has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic and  that all other management and officials of the football house will undergo a compulsory COVID-19 test on August 20, 2020 at the Secretariat of the Federation, Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja.

Corereporters report that the General Secretary of the Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi addressed the Management and Staff of the football house on Wednesday and informed them that it has become pertinent for all staff to undergo the test following the positive test of a Member of the Management.

“Apart from him testing positive, I also had issues and had to go for tests when I was feeling ill and uncomfortable. But the truth is most of us have had contact with one another over the days, thus it is important we do the tests.

“I want to appreciate the Federal Government immensely for their efforts so far to contain the pandemic, and also officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control for agreeing to come to the NFF secretariat to conduct the tests. After the tests, the offices and the entire complex will be disinfected in line with the protocols of the COVID-19,” stated Dr. Sanusi.

Sanusi also disclosed that after the tests, the offices would be closed for the disinfection process, while Management and Staff will work from home. Once the results are out, those who tested negative will immediately resume work in the Secretariat while anyone who tests positive will be required to self-isolate for the period stipulated in the COVID-19 protocols by the Federal Government.

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