Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung yesterday inaugurated a six-man Elders Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee to resolve the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
According to a statement from the minister’s office, the committee was set up following a decision taken at the Stakeholders Roundtable on Governance Challenges of the NFF held on July 24, 2018.
Inaugurating the Committee, Dalung, noted the lingering crisis in the NFF, which had impeded the desired growth and development of football in the country, positing “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.”
The committee, which was given two weeks to submit its report, has a former NFA President, Col Abdulmumini Aminu as its Chairman. Other members are former NFF presidents, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima and Anthony Kojo Williams, Prof. Onye Gyd- Wado, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, and Mr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba.
“A secretariat to provide proper documentation of all activities of the Committee comprises Mr. Danjuma Muhammed Ag. Dir, Legal Services, Stanley Okebugwu and Reuben Tiyatiye,” the statement said.