By Sunday Akintoye
The Management and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests at the Secretariat of the Federation, Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday.
He said the test becomes necessary after a member of the management tested positive for the pandemic disease.
“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 this pandemic, and also officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC) for agreeing to come to the NFF offices to conduct the tests. After the tests, the offices and the entire complex will be disinfected in line with the protocols of the COVID19,” Dr. Sanusi said.
Sanusi also disclosed that after the tests, the offices would be closed for the disinfection process, while Management and Staff will work from home.
According to him, 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 go to self-isolation for the period stipulated in the COVID19 protocols by the Federal Government.