The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has identified with the Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) the initiative of the Nigeria Police Force under IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu aimed at Saving Nigerian Children and Youths from the Claws of Cultism, Substance Abuse, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Thuggery/violence (DABA) and Other Vices in the country thereby making the society safe and secured.
They also commended the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and the Nigeria Police Force for the programme which they described as a community driven programme and right on time.
This was revealed on 24/7/2020 when some of the Nigeria football federation(NFF) executive/Board members paid a visit to the IGP Adamu Pocacov Resource Centre in Enugu.
They include Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh the football Association Chairman Niger state and NFF”s Technical and Development Committee Chairman,Hon (Dr) Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, Nigeria football Federation Media Committee Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali. the Football Association Chairman Nassarawa state and also Board Chairman of the Nigeria Nationwide leagueone as well as nigeria football federation Board member.
Others include Hon Sunday Sampson LongBap the Football Association Chairman Plateau state and Nff Board member and Coach Isah Ladan Bosso, the President Nigeria football coaches Association.
In their separate speeches,they applauded the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force under IGP Adamu and pointing out that the football body deals with the youths and that was that need for the partnership which help to give them that strategic leadership and for their minded to be diverted out of vices and to always be focused assured of their continued partnership.
The National Coordinator Pocacov CSP Ebere Amaraizu while responding through the giving of the overview of POCACOV maintained that POCACOV is a community driven and oriented programme and involving different stakeholders in line with the principle of Community oriented policing and involves itself with Advocacy, Awareness Creation and sensitizations, Re orientation amongst others using different strategies and tactics.
He revealed that Nationwide league one and Nigeria National League are all partners in progress with POCACOV and requested for the partnership of the women league board and others where the youths could be found since it is a programme by the youths and for the youth.
During the visit Comrade Ahmed Fresh Yusuf and others were formally unveiled by the National Coordinator POCACOV as POCACOV Stakeholdiers across the country with a charge for them to keep the light of POCACOV and its campaign on in their various states.
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