The Federal Government on Monday evicted Chris Giwa, the factional president of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, from the football body’s secretariat in Abuja.
According to The Cable, Operatives of the Department of State Services, who carried out the exercise, stated that they were carrying out others from the above.
Muhammed Sanusi, Secretary-General of the NFF, who had been suspended by the Giwa faction, was led to his office by the DSS operatives hours after the eviction to resume his job as the football body scribe.
It was also learnt that the office of the NFF President, presently held by Amaju Pinnick, was cleared ahead of his return to work on Tuesday.
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By this action, the Federal Government has now reinstated Pinnick as the legitimate head of Nigerian football. Pinnick was asked to step aside by Solomon Dalung, the Sports Minister, on July 2 after a Jos High Court recognised Giwa as the validly elected chairman.
However, on the eve of the 2018 World Cup final in Russia, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, declared Pinnick as the President recognised by the world football governing body
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He also said Nigeria was on the brink of getting suspended from all football-related activities if the government or civil court interference, which is against FIFA statues, continues in Nigerian football.