The Nigeria Football Federation has approved the change of name for the country’s top-flight football league.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the decision to change the name was ratified at the 79th NFF Annual General Assembly in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday.
According communique released after the AGA, the NFF approved the change of name of the country’s topflight league from Nigeria Professional Football League to the Nigeria Premier Football League.
It said the approval to change the name was one amongst other decisions taken at the congress.
It will be recalled that the NFF had earlier informed the NPL board that only the NFF Congress had the power to change the name when the newly inaugurated NPL board launched a new logo and new name for the league.
It said the NFF president, Ibrahim Gusau, thanked the Congress for the confidence reposed in him and the Executive Committee members during the last elections.
He also praised the Federal Government of Nigeria, in particular President Bola Tinubu, for his tremendous support and understanding of the demands of the game of football.