Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has revealed that he’s yet to be contacted by football’s governing body, FIFA over the ongoing leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday warned Nigeria about facing a ban over government’s interference in the affairs of the NFF and also pointed out that Amaju Pinnick is the president recognised by the international football body.
Pinnick had earlier been sacked by the Nigerian government through Dalung following the April 27 Supreme Court verdict which overthrew the CAF’s 1st Vice-President and replaced him with Ambassador Chris Giwa.
Dalung was speaking about FIFA and the NFF Crisis in a chat with the NAN.
In his words, he said: “FIFA has not written me that they recognise one person over the other and you know government does not operate on rumour, government is administration.”
“The leadership in NFF, I think is very categorical. The Federal High court in Jos has ruled orders. I, as a co-defendant, was served with the order, ordering me to recognise Giwa as the president.
“That is the order against me and I have done that, the order to the Inspector General of police is that he should go and put Giwa in office. The Attorney-General of the Federation has done his job. So we are living under the rule of law and we are following the rule.
“If the court says today, Giwa is not the president of NFF and I’m served with a court order, I will obey. Don’t forget, when Pinnick sued Giwa in the court of appeal and got a judgment, I obeyed the judgment for over two years.” He concluded.