Amaju Pinnick is NFF chairman, says FG

THE Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande,said the Federal Government had conveyed to FIFA a letter recognising Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the substantive board of the federation.

Akande, who tweeted this on his tweeter account, said that the Pinnick-led NFF was the current and only executive committee.

He said the Federal Government would continue with all relevant stakeholder to resolve dispute in a timely manner.

According to him, the Federal Government is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chris Giwa-led NFF assumed office on July 2, following a court order that validated his election and nullified that of Pinnick.

However, on July 23, the Giwa-led board was sacked by men of the DSS following a presidential directive.

Victor Iroele, Special Assistant to Chris Giwa on Media when contacted by NAN, said he could not respond to something he was not aware of.

NAN also reports that the deadline given by the football world governing body for Nigeria to resolve the leadership dispute expires on Monday, Aug. 20. (NAN)