House of Reps Asks Giwa to Vacate NFF Seat

 The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has asked Chris Giwa, factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to leave the NFF offices in Abuja in accordance to the FIFA directive issued to Nigeria on Wednesday.

 The Committee had held several meetings with different factions of the crisis in the football house through the week and concluded that Giwa had to leave for a lasting solution to be reached.

 Godfrey Gaiya, chairman of the committee, said they would ask the sports minister to stop Giwa from parading himself as NFF president and ensure he leaves the secretariat. Gaiya has pleaded with all factions to work by the rules and peacefully in the interest of Nigeria football.

 Giwa On Thursday inaugurated a seven-man committee to run the Nigerian league having sacked the League Management Company last week for suspending the league due to the leadership tussle in Nigeria football.

 And also on Thursday reinstated president of the NFF, Maigari announced that elections into the executive committee of the NFF would hold before September 25 after an extra ordinary congress on September 18.

 “We are going to hold the election before September 25 and the Extra-Ordinary Congress will hold to ratify the roadmap as requested by FIFA,” Maigari said.

 He also maintained there was no fracas in Nigeria football administration, stating that only five persons have been trying to “cause confusion within the ranks.”

 “It is important that we remain calm and don’t take action or make comments that will aggravate the situation,” he said.

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