NFF not excluded from Nigeria laws –Giwa




There have been controversies surrounding the yet-to-be resolved crises in Nigerian football.
At the moment, Ambassador Chris Giwa-led board holds sway at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
In this interview, Giwa clears the air on certain contentious issues.

Securing our mandate at Glasshouse We were elected in 26th August 2014 into the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to serve for a four-year term.
As you are aware, some of the aggrieved members, instead of appealing to the Appeal Committee for the election to be set aside, as the Statute says, they refused to do that.
They went to Warri to conduct another election.
That brought a lot of controversies that led former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to invite us.
He asked me in particular to withdraw the case from the court, that he was going to settle the matter, which I did, but the matter was never settled.
When the present administration came on board, we wrote to them about the situation on ground and the present Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, invited both parties for a meeting to resolve the issue, but it was still not resolved.
We went back to court in 2016 and asked the court to release the case that was before them in 2014 and to restore all the orders, and the judge granted our prayers; as the case was restored like the others.
The Defendants in the matter appealed against the decision in the Court of Appeal and on the 25th of July, 2016, they got judgement in their favour, which set aside the judgement of orders we had in our favour.

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