The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, has called for calm amid the little misinformation between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), AOIfootball.com reports.
There has been news making the rounds that the Federal Government had appointed four members to oversee the NFF, but Dalung has come out to clarify the matter, saying it’s an administrative oversight m.
“I am appealing for calm from all stakeholders because it’s an administrative oversight about NFF board appointed by government. Efforts are tailored towards to address it soonest.
“The recently released board members of NFF is an oversight which is been sorted out. NFF is governed by statutes and board members are elected by congress and not appointed,” Dalung said.
The Sports Minister further praised the leadership of the NFF under Amaju Pinnick, assuring that the football body has the backing of the Federal Government.
“All efforts are on course to liaise with CAF and FIFA on constructive engagement that the situation may likely attract. This board of NFF under Amaju has provided leadership but their performance is subject to a congress and not appointment,” Dalung concluded.