The seed for Nigeria Rugby League was planted in December 2012 and the NRL was founded on 7 June 2013 in Lagos , and in September 2014 the association was accepted as an Observer by the RLEF.
The NRL is run by a Board of six Directors elected by the members, each having a renewable four-year mandate. The membership is drawn from clubs or associations .
Uche Ezechiogbe (President)
Edward Iden (Gen Secretary)
Barr Ifeany Asanya (Treasurer)
Enefiok Ben Enang