A joint statement dated October 15, 2020, was issued on Friday October 16 by League Management Company (LMC) and Next Digital Broadcasting Company Limited (Next Digital) reaffirming that there is no division between the two companies and asking the public to reject pronouncements. made by individuals or people who do not represent companies.
The statement signed by the leadership of both organizations read in part, “It has come to the attention of League Management Company Ltd (” LMC “) and Next Digital Broadcasting Company Ltd (” Next Digital “)” the Companies “that certain people are have commissioned to publish, either by themselves or through other unauthorized persons, opinions and comments on the commercial and commercial relationship between LMC and Next Digital. Therefore, to avoid doubts and as a matter of records, hereby declare the following:
“That our companies at no time or under any pretext have authorized or ordered any individual or persons to pronounce or disseminate documents concerning the commercial and contractual relationship of our companies.
Second, “That any individual or persons who intend to pronounce on our contractual relationship for or against any of our companies does so without authorization, without request, and such individual or persons are meddlesome and meddlesome.
“That both LMC and Next Digital reaffirm that at one point, they entered into a business relationship with the clear objectives of developing NPFL and, indeed, Nigerian football, which has now ended and been replaced. We affirm our mutual understanding and a clear resolution of any miscommunication and hereby confirm that all contentious matters between the companies have been amicably resolved.
“That in particular, Next Digital recognizes the LMC / Redstrike Group Strategic Partnership for the development of NPFL Commercial Rights.
“That the companies duly held a joint meeting on October 8, 2020, at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja and on the same day reported to the NFF ad-hoc Committee, headed by the First Vice President and Chairman of the NFF Legal Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, from the conclusions set out above.
“That in conclusion, companies duly note and appreciate the role of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), led by President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, participating NPFL clubs and other critical stakeholders, for their full support of the LMC / Redstrike Association strategy in the future for the growth, technical and commercial success of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and Football in Nigeria ”.
The statement was signed by Shehu Dikko for LMC and Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim for Next Digital.