The Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has heaped praises on President Muhammadu Buhari for his role in bringing back the Amaju Pinnick-led board.
The ongoing leadership tussle in the NFF took a dramatic turn on Monday morning when operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) ejected Ambassador Chris Giwa from the body’s secretariat.
The DSS Operatives revealed that they were acting on orders from above (believed to be directly from President Buhari).
Giwa had been in charge of the NFF for the better part of July after the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung enforced a Supreme Court ruling that was not in favour of incumbent president Amaju Pinnick and his board members.
While speaking about the reinstatement of the duly elected Pinnick-led NFF board to reporters on Monday, Sanusi said: “We cannot thank His Excellency enough for his action in restoring order to the Football House.”
“By this single action, our President has restored hope to millions of Nigerian youth and the not-so-young who are involved in one way or the other in the football business. Now they can live and breathe their favourite game once more.
“All plans and programmes of the various National Teams will proceed accordingly, and we also believe the League Management Company will now put arrangements in place for the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League.” He concluded.