LMC Opens New Office In Abuja
by Leadership Newspaper
The League Management Company on Tuesday, opened a new corporate office in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The building, a 48-unit structure situated in the highbrow Maitama District, the office comprises of an executive floor that houses offices for the chairman, the chief executive officer and the chief operating officer, waiting room, work-station and information technology.
Also part of the building is the Trophy Room, a well-furnished Conference Room and offices for members of Staff.
Speaking at the official opening of the well –appointed edifice, NFF President Amaju Pinnick who was in company with some of his Board Members, said the Nigeria football family is proud of the LMC, as the body has been able to re-define, re-discover and re-build the Nigeria League.
“Apart from youth development, the focus of the present NFF administration is to ensure proper running of the Leagues. Surely, but slowly, all the Leagues are heading to that ideal point.
“This building is the first of its kind in West Africa. We are proud of the LMC and what it has achieved in the short time it has been in existence.”
…To Organise Seminar For Club Chairmen, Media Officers
Meanwhile, the LMC has scheduled a one-day training programme for club administrators, media officers and chairmen of the clubs’ supporters which will hold tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, in Abuja.
Chairman of the LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko, said the seminar is in line with the strategic development plans to enhance capacity
of administrative and media managers of the clubs to build a commercially viable football league product. He added that it is also part of the activities for the 2014/15 Glo Premier League mid-season break which began on July 20. The league resumes this weekend.
On the content of the training for club administrators, Dikko said the LMC is organising a customised executive management training programme that will involve examining several established case studies and interactive sessions.
“We hope to get club managers and administrators to gain further insight and capacity for developing their clubs as base structure for building the business of football in Nigeria at the end of this programme”, Dikko explained.
The topic for the club managers/administrators seminar which holds at the Abuja Hilton is “The Football Business in Nigeria – the value chain of club football” and a range of experts in various fields of business development, sales and marketing communication have been slated to run the course.
On the same day in Abuja, media officers of the 20 Premier League clubs will also undergo training on effective communication to opening new business frontiers on new media.
They will be trained on generating content for monetisation, penetrating emerging markets, planning a successful media strategy and executing digital campaigns.
On the same day, chairmen of supporters clubs will also attend a workshop which will seek to consolidate on enhancing match day experience, deepening community engagement and practices to grow club fan base.