In a bid to escape the world governing body hammer , Nigerian government has declared that it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives as the authentic head of the Nigerian Football Federation
FIFA was due to release its final verdict on the Nigeria’s membership of the soccer body, due to the politicisation of soccer in Nigeria.
It isn’t the first time Nigeria football body would be involved in this kind of mess.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the position of the government known a shortwhile ago in a tweet @akandeoj.
Akande said the Federal Government had already conveyed its position to the world football governing body, FIFA.
The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing 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. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) August 20, 2018
He said the government would continue to work with stakeholders to resolve the federation’s dispute in due time.
He added that the government is upholding NFF’s treaty obligations to FIFA.