House Sports Committee in Crucial Meeting With Pinnick, Giwa


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The House of Representatives Committee on Sports thursday in Abuja met President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and club proprietor, Chris Giwa, on the lingering crisis over the leadership of the federation.

The lawmakers who have vowed to find a lasting solution to the festering crisis, did not allow other parties to enter the meeting venue, as only Pinnick and Giwa were allowed to ventilate their thoughts on the matter.

After over close to three hours of meeting, both parties, Pinnick told reporters that another meeting has been scheduled for next week Tuesday to close the matter.
He was however happy that the talks were leading to an amicable resolution of the NFF leadership crisis without incurring van from FIFA
Giwa on his part said he was excited at the intervention of the House of Reps members adding that the meeting was very fruitful.

“We had a very fruitful meeting on the way forward and as I will always say we must try and mend fences and I think that is the way we are looking at the matter. The media will be duely informed of developments in the coming days as another meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday next week”, he declared.

Giwa further alluded to the fact that he was not a desperado for the job of the NFF President but merely want to enforce his fundamental human rights as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution.”