The Nigerian government has demanded proper documentation leading to the nomination of NFF president Amaju Pinnick to vie for a seat on the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Pinnick’s nomination has divided the NFF executive committee with technical committee chairman Chris Green maintaining that the other executive members were not aware the FA president plans to bid for a CAF seat.
Sports minister Solomon Dalung has therefore requested minutes of the meeting of the NFF executive committee where Pinnick was endorsed to seek a CAF position.
“…my office has been inundated with different reports suggesting that the Board of the NFF is divided over the issue. From every indication, it seems to me that as a Board, the issue of Mr Pinnick contesting for any position in CAF has never been discussed,” Dalung said.
“More so that some members of the NFF Board are claiming ignorance of Mr. Pinnick’s nomination, it is therefore clear that something is wrong somewhere because this portrays that there is a crack on the wall.
“We should be reminded that as we consolidate on the gains of the successes recorded so far, we cannot gamble with anything that will thwart our collective resolve to deliver the World Cup ticket to Nigeria.
“Consequently, the NFF is hereby directed to avail the Ministry with the minutes of the meeting where Mr. Pinnick’s nomination was discussed and approved so as to set the records straight.
“If our quest for CAF seat is to materialize, then Mr. Pinnick will need the support of everybody.”
Pinnick will refuse to shake the sports minister’s hand after he made his speech at the AGA today.