The federal government of Nigeria has intervened in the leadership tussle presently facing the country’s football game as security operatives reinstalled its suspended boss.
In a turn of events in the crisis hovering over the Football Federation, the Presidency using the apparatus of the Department of State Security, DSS, stormed the Headquarters of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Monday morning, and reinstated its secretary general, Muhammed Sanusi – to avoid stern sanctions on Nigeria from Fifa.
This will be the third in the last 72 months the security operatives is will be storming the Glass House – to resolve the lingering crisis that ensued since August 2014.
Recall that on the 2nd of July this year, Chris-Giwa-led faction of NFF, following an order by the Minister of Sports, Comrade Solomon Dalung, took over the affairs of the body, in compliance with a verdict from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Giwa’s camp had disclosed the appointment of Emmanuel Ikpeme as the new acting general secretary; though the latest move by President Buhari has overturned the new faces.
Naija Football Plus © gathered from our source that the men of DSS had restricted staff and members of the opposing factions from entering the NFF building, however, later some NFF personnel were granted access on proper identification, including Sanusi, the reinstated NFF general secretary, to the Secretariat.
This new development by the Presidency came to be as a result of the latest threat from FIFA to ban The Super Eagles if the deadlock drags on unresolved, without the reinstatement of Amaju Pinnick as NFF president.
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