Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko on Wednesday restated that safety and welfare of all persons at match venues counts high and this includes that of Match Officials which he said is of paramount importance to the league body.

Dikko was clarifying the misconception contained in a letter to him by the President of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), Tade Azeez which suggested that the LMC neglected to order compensation for the Match Officials assaulted at the Sani Abacha Stadium by some misguided fans after the Match Day 18 fixture between Kano Pillars and Akwa United.

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Following recent pockets of fans restiveness at a few match venues, the League Management Company (LMC) has moved to reassure fans, players and coaches of their safety at league venues on match days.

The league body said it will continue to enforce safety regulations and sanction every acts of violation to deter unruliness at match venues.

Read more: LMC moves to improve safety at match venues  

Another milestone event towards enlisting Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs in the securities and exchange market has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.

At the event, eight of the clubs nominated at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the League Management Company (LMC) for the pilot scheme would meet with financial, banking and legal advisors that were shortlisted following a recent Expression of Interest (EOI) call made by the LMC.

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The League Management Company (LMC) has shifted focus to ensuring strict compliance with safety measures at match venues against the backdrop of rising numbers in spectatorship at matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Over the past four seasons, the LMC has been working with clubs on strategies to win back fans to match venues after years of dwindling attendance attributed to such reasons as lack of fidelity of match outcomes, poor quality of pitches and absence of adequate security amongst others.

Read more: Increasing Spectatorship: LMC goes tough on stadium safety requirements  

An enlightenment campaign to support the Federal Government’s drive to generate revenue through an expanded base of tax payers’ population is to be launched by the League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The partnership will see the LMC offer FIRS the NPFL platform to engage the public through message displays on match day perimeter boards, distribution of messages on fliers and use of public address systems at match venues to relay tax education messages.

Read more: LMC, FIRS partner on Tax Education Campaign at NPFL matches  

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