The ex-international insists that having a viable domestic league in the country will affect the Super Eagles positively.
Former Nigeriacaptain Sunday Oliseh has said the surest bet for the country to produce another golden generation in football is by developing the local league.
Defending champions Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea following a draw in their last qualifying game against South Africa.
Oliseh, who played 63 times for Nigeria said country’s football house must be put in order else the Super Eagles will continue to crawl.
“We have got technical problems and administrative problems – it is too much for one nation, even if you are Nigeria,” Oliseh told BBC Sport.
“At the moment it is bleak. We need to face up to the job and get organised.”
“During the 1990s a lot of the players were products of the Nigerian league. Those who were playing in Europe had only left two or three years before. Myself, I had moved to Europe only four years before the 1994 World Cup.
“It was not as if it was Europe that made us – the Nigerian league produced us,  it was so competitive then, it was viable and credible.
“The national team does not create players – you select your best players from your clubs to play in the national team.
“But now our attention is more focused on the national team and we have neglected the domestic league, that is the major problem in Nigerian football.
“If we cannot get the league in order we will never have another golden generation.”
The former Juventus and Borussia Dortmund star suggested that to move the solve the problems militating against the growth of football in Nigeria, round peg must be placed into round holes.
“To fix it we have to get our house in order and it is not too farfetched, the solution to this. For example, if we have a Football Federation president who is doing well, let’s leave him in the job,” he continued.
“It is great that Nigerian are passionate about football, that they have opinions like a coach. But in reality, everybody thinks they know football – not because they play football but because they know football. It doesn’t work like that.
“We need to let people who are technicians do the technical work. If you are going to talk about tactics or physical, let that be somebody who has that expertise,” he concluded.