The Presidency has declared Amaju Pinnick an authentic NFF chairman. This is to calm the tension in the Nigeria Football House over the possible ban of Nigeria from football activity by the governing body of FIFA.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in post shared on his twitter handle. Akande said the Federal Government had already conveyed its position to the world football governing body, FIFA.
This settles the long tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa for the leadership of the football federation.
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