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NFF Crisis: Dalung Inaugurates Reconciliation C’ttee



In a bid to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has yesterday inaugurated the Elder Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee.

The Committee was set up following a ‘Stakeholders Roundtable on Governance Challenges’ of the NFF held recently in Abuja.

Inaugurating the committee, the minister noted that the lingering crisis in the NFF which had impeded the desired growth and development of football in the country would continue except personal interests were put aside.

“Unless we put aside our parochial interests and differences and work towards the common goal of combating the evil plaguing Nigerian football, it will continue its free fall. This, any responsible government will not allow, hence the need for this committee of distinguished elders.

“In carrying out this assignment enemies of the football will accuse you of taking sides. Some may even accuse you of being the cause of the conflict and many such things, but I have no doubts in my mind that as elders you will rise above all these and discharge your responsibility dispassionately.

“Driven only by the desire to see that we rescue football from the clutches of  enemies and restore its lost glory”.

“I count on your integrity dedication, knowledge and experience to deliver these expectations. I therefore charge the committee to approach the assignment with diligence, courage and great patriotism, “he added.

The committee is saddled with the responsibility of identifying the causes of the present leadership crisis in the football federation, invite both main actors – Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick led board to the reconciliation table with a view to addressing their concerns towards achieving a sustainable and win-win solution to the crisis.

Also to make recommendations that would ensure smooth leadership succession without adversely affecting the development and management of football in Nigeria.

The committee which was given two weeks to submit its report has a former NFA chairman, Col. Abdulmumini Aminu as its chairman. Other members are: Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Anthony Kojo Williams, Prof. Onye Gyd- Wado, Dr Sam Sam Jaja and Mr Bolaji Ojo-Oba.



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