|The Nigeria Football Federation has protested to world football –governing body, FIFA over the paucity of allocation of media accreditation to Nigeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. FIFA has sent only 15 media accreditation for the written press and five for photographers for the entire Nigeria.
FIFA’s flagship tournament is coming to the African continent for the first time and the NFF expected that the situation, coupled with the globally –acknowledged vibrancy of the Nigeria written press, would ginger FIFA to allocate enough media accreditation to the country.
“We wish to state that this number is grossly inadequate for Nigeria’s vibrant written press and legion of football photographers, with scores of daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, daily sports papers, weekly sports papers, magazines and websites.
“We plead that you use your good office to increase the allocation to Nigeria as our journalists are expectantly waiting to get accreditation for this hugely important football extravaganza”, wrote Barrister Musa Amadu, NFF’s Deputy General Secretary in charge of General Services.