DSS wade into NFF crisis to prevent FIFA ban, reinstate Amaju-led board


Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have been reinstated by the Department of State Services following a directive from the Federal Government to avoid a dangling FIFA ban due to the recent crisis rocking the body.

Dailytrust reports that checks at the NFF Glass House secretariat reveals that DSS on Monday morning resumed duties at the Zone 7 secretariat of the NFF, asking all the staff and those who occupied the office by force since July 2, 2018 to vacate immediately.

The General Secretary of NFF, Muhammed Sanusi spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from his office in Abuja on Monday.

“I am back to my office to assume my legal responsibilities with a clearance from the government,” he said.

Also a source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NAN that the NFF President would also resume his post after his assignments abroad.

“I can assure you that the president will also resume his duties soon,” he said.

Pinnick will return to Nigeria tomorrow after supervising the CAF Round Table symposium with the five African representatives to the 2018 Russia World Cup x-raying the continent’s poor showing at the biggest soccer competition in the world.

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