NIGERIA: The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick – led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Laolu Akande, Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement on his official Twitter handle.
The Nigerian Government has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognising Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco. Govt will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve dispute in a timely manner. Nigeria Government is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA.
On its part, FIFA confirmed it received assurances on the return to status quo but affirmed that it would still be watching Nigeria closely.
Following the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council of 13 August 2018 concerning the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), FIFA received confirmations that the legitimate leadership of the NFF under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.
In view of these circumstances, FIFA deems that the conditions set by the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council have now been met and consequently the suspension of the NFF will not take effect on Nigeria.
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