6th July, 2011
Following the dismal performance of Super Falcons at the on-going Female World Cup tournament in Germany and the resultant effect on the country, the leadership of the Lagos State House of Assembly has promised to look into the plight of female footballers.
Addressing the Female Football Foundation members who were led in a rally to the House by one of those who pioneered its introduction in Nigeria, Princess Bola Jegede, a lawmaker, Sanai Agunbiade, who stood in for Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji, assured them that their grievances would be raised for discussion on the floor of the House.
Agunbiade further promised that the deliberation and agreed position of the House on the issue would consequently be forwarded to Governor Babatunde Fashola for necessary action and this, he believed, would further motivate and enhance the performance of female footballers in competitions.
Agunbiade commended the women over the orderly manner they carried out the rally.
Earlier in their speeches, Princess Jegede the Convener of the rally, Baarong Tony Uranta, decried the treatment meted on female footballers in the country.
Princess Jegede, having acknowledged the importance and efforts of the leadership of the House in the past, implored the lawmakers to intervene and redeem the situation in order to give a sense of belonging to female footballers in the country, who are being marginalised by the concerned authorities.