FIFA have confirmed that the legitimate leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices and thus, they will no longer suspend Nigeria.
Recall that the governing body said if the NFF offices are not handed back to the legitimate President Amaju Pinnick on August 20, the NFF will be suspended with immediate effect for contravening articles of FIFA statutes. The Federal Government stepped into the case and wrote to FIFA on Saturday agreeing, amongst other things, to allow football to be run on FIFA Statutes and to expedite passage of NFF Bill.
Here’s a statement from FIFA.
“Following the decision of the Bureau of FIFA Council of Aug 13 concerning NFF, FIFA received confirmations that the legitimate leadership of the NFF under President Amaju Pinnick & Mohammed Sanusi has been given back effective control of NFF & its offices. In view of these circumstances, FIFA deems that the conditions set by the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council have now been met and consequently the suspension of NFF will not take effect. FIFA will continue to closely monitor the situation in order to ensure that FIFA’s rules and regulations are fully adhered to.”