Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Uthman Bala-Adams, has described the attack on match officials at Lafia Stadium last Wednesday as unfortunate.
The violence occurred during a Nigerian Professional Football League 2019/2020 match-day 4 fixture between Nasarawa United and Plateau United at the Lafia Township stadium.
While addressing journalists, Bala-Adams said the state government would pay the fines awarded to the club, promising that the unfortunate incident would not repeat itself.
He said, “We register our displeasure as a government about what transpired because it is not in our habit or culture to be violent. We assure the LMC that this will never repeat itself as we have decided to put in place effective safeguard not just referees and players, but also our Very Important Persons and fans.”