The Federal Government has informed FIFA that it officially recognizes Amaju Pinnick, as the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
This was confirmed by Laolu Akande, the media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, via his Twitter handle on Monday morning.
“The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco. Govt will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve dispute in a timely manner. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA,” he wrote.
This comes 12 hours before the deadline FIFA gave the NFF to sort out its leadership crisis or face a ban.