… Confirms Amaju Pinnick as NFF Chairman***
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with service chiefs behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It is one of the President’s first major engagement since returning to Abuja on Saturday after 10-day working holiday in London.
The meeting, holding at the President’s office today, started around 11.27a.m
It was still in progress at the time of filing this report.
In the meantime, the Presidency on Monday said it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the authentic executives of the federation.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a message he posted on his Twitter handle, @akandeoj.
Akande said the Federal Government had already conveyed its position to the world football governing body, FIFA.
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.
Akande wrote, “The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognising Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current and only NFF executive.
“Government will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve the dispute in a timely manner.
“The Federal Government is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA.”