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Col. Aminu Heads Committee To Reconcile NFF Warring Factions

Col. Aminu Heads Committee To Reconcile NFF Warring Factions

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:

Former President of NFF Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (Rtd), has been saddled with the responsibility to reconcile Nigeria Football Federation warring factions within two weeks as a head of a committee appointed by the sports ministry.

Aminu heads the committee inaugurated by sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung that include two former NFF bosses Alh. Ibrahim Galadima and Anthony Kojo Williams, Prof.Onje GyeWado, Dr Sam Sam.Jaja: (Life Member, NFF Board) and Dr Bolaji Ojo Oba

Speaking while Inaugurating what he called Elder Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee on Monday in Abuja Dalung said: “The management crisis that has for some time now engulfed the Nigeria Football Federation is of great concern to the Federal Government, a concern shared by eminent stakeholders in the country. The concern stems from the fact that the lingering crisis has impeded the desired growth and development of football in the country.

“The inauguration of this committee today marks yet another milestone in our collective efforts to rescue Nigerian Football and set it on a path of sustainable growth let us not delude ourselves; the task of this Committee is enormous and fraught with many insidious pitfalls. In carrying out this assignment, enemies of football will accuse you of taking sides but I have no doubt in my mind that as Elders, you will rise above all these and discharge your responsibility dispassionately” Dalung stressed

Speaking further, the minister said the Terms of References of the Committee are to Identify causes of the current leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation; Evaluate the dimensions of the leadership crisis and the contribution of actors to the issue; Invite actors in the leadership crisis namely the Chris Giwa-led and Amaju Pinnick-led Boards to the reconciliation table with a view to addressing their concerns towards achieving a sustainable and win-win solution to the crisis.

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  • Fasasi Kunle 3 years ago

    Mr. Minister we are patiently waiting.

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Buhari should take immediate action against this weird sports minister.Would if I were the president for daring me.Yes he has dared the president orders and I wonder what’s giving him such powers to do so.
    Honestly,this is uncalled for.Pinnick is the recognised Nff president end of!all this reconciliations are absurd.I think in the end they would compensate Giwa and his cohorts to apease him but does he and his group deserves such?
    Apparently,this man was behind some of the set backs bedevilling our football rather than compensating him he should be paying for the chaos he has caused us and if he is a patriotic Nigerian he wouldn’t have dragged us much this far with his senseless court cases.
    It’s a shame we have allowed one man to get us on our kneels begging.What a shame indeed.
    God bless Nigeria!

  • About 99.9% of commenters here so not even know what is the genesis of the whole matter between Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick. You will sympathize with Chris Giwa if you know and then you will come to appreciate this reconciliation move by NFF board. My only beef is that the Sports Minister is acting as if he is the originator of the move. This is what he would have done long ago but he was supporting his friend Chris Giwa to pull down Nigerian football. It is a huge move. Chris Giwa should take the carrot.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      @ djeniko,Chris Giwa’s election lacks legitimacy.They hurriedly did an election which hadn’t a fifa representative which is usually the norms.There were several other flaws and hence wasn’t recognised by fifa.
      So a legitimate one was done a couple of months later with the right laws,rules and presence.However,there were fifa’s representatives among others.So Amaju won and was endorsed by fifa so anyone aggrieved should take the case to fifa not the local court as it’s against fifa rules which cheeky Giwa knows and is using it to cause a lot of distractions.

  • Prince 3 years ago

    @djeniko,maybe is you that is getting the story wrong, 4yrs.ago,a Congress was called in Abuja, on the day of the Congress maigari and other principal members of NFF where arrested, 35 of the 44 Congress refuse to vote till they see their leaders,they gathered under a tree try and get the video and watch it so who voted giwa 9 members? Was that a corum?and according to NFF status FIFA most be represented during such election so who did FIFA send?he and the sport minister knows the truth as usual trying to go through the back door, has he not take the case to case,?the truth till we start to do the right thing in this country, am sorry to say that there can’t be any improvement,

    • Fasasi Kunle 3 years ago

      I like the way you answered this gentle man. Everyone in Nigeria know that giwa is wrong even he himself. He knows that FIFA court is the highest adjudicator in football family if not, why he first went to FIFA court but because of his dubious character he thought he could threat FIFA by going to local court. Government and Nigeria court know what to do to solve the problem.

  • Purified 3 years ago

    if not for my understanding of the noble profession called Law, i would have ban my children never to near it just because of the sense of judgement of the minister of Sport. I have a lot of things against his sense of judgement. He was the Youth Development.

  • I thought Chris Giwa is holding his ground, maintaining that even if a reconducting of the election was to be done because the first one conducted in Abuja was not properly done, it should be in Abuja and not Asaba in Delta State which is the home state of Amaju Pinnick with his in-law (same parents with Uduaghan’s wife) Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan as governor and Amaju was also the state NFF chairman then. Giwa is crying foul as he alerge mass rigging. The advantage to Pinnick was too much. It was said that the governor did everything to make sure Pinnick won. You trust deltans. Giwa is saying why take the second election to Asaba? Let someone answer me. This is almost 4years ago. Giwa is just a confused man. He should forget all this ground standing which has made FIFA to punish him. He underestimated Amaju Pinnick. Even without the NFF president position Amaju Pinnick was already in money. He is rich. He has played himself into the good books of FIFA and CAF. He played a big role in removing Issa Hayautuo, the former CAF president. Amaju Pinnick is a right hand guy of these two presidents, Infantino and Ahmad. He has their ears. He can help left the ban on Giwa but he must play according to Pinnick terms. That is his only hope. Not the court.