Minister of State for the FCT, Mrs Jumoke Akinjide

The Minister of State for the FCT, Mrs Jumoke Akinjide, has approved the disbandment of the FCT Queens Female Football Club of Abuja from its operations, an official has said.
The Secretary of Social Development Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mrs Blessing Onuh, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
The statement quoted Akinjide to have said the disbandment was based on financial and professional problems.
“The decision was necessitated by the need to have a world-class female football club suitable for the state.
“The club has series of financial and professional problems which have caused a gross under- performance in the field of play?, she said.
The minister said the FCTA was working towards getting the organised private sector involved in the promotion of sports in the territory by
overseeing the club?s affairs.
She said the new FCT Queens FC would have a management board registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and would run its
activities effectively to attract sponsorship.
“I hereby assure the sports loving residents that the new FCT Queens FC will have a management board that will run its activities for better.
“The team will have an efficient management and performance, and will as well be registered with the CAC to attract sponsorship and endorsement,?? the minister said.
FCTA had on November 13 paid the sum of N69,175,800, being an accumulated debt owed the club?s players and officials.
The payment include the unpaid sign-on fees for players and officials for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013, as well as 2012 and 2013 salary
arrears.
The payments were also for accumulated match allowances and bonuses for years 2012 and 2013, as well as debts incurred by the club ahead of the 2007 season.

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