Fear grips NFF, as Nigerian government issues deadline to amend statues
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Nigeria’s minister of sports development, John Enoh has directed Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to embark on the immediate amendment of the statues governing the affairs of the federation.
The government top sports administrator and former senator of the federal republic of Nigeria at a strategic meeting with the top echelon of the federation mandated the federation to amend its statues within the time frame of one year.
The minister further directed the federation to draw a definite time line period under which it would amend the statues governing the administration of football in the country.
Enoh explained that the amendment of the statues to accommodate all football interest groups would arrest the waves of disputes that has persistently derailed the development and promotion of the game.
A top football administrator and ally to the Ibrahim Gusau led Glass House told this reporter that , the directive is alarming , noting that the order is best described as a subtle coup against the Ibrahim Gusau led NFF by some opposing interest, who are hell bent in taking over the governing of the game.
The source who spoke under the condition of anonymity said “ the directive by the minister is not only disturbing , it is like telling us that you are going to ignite a bomb, the situation is fragile presently and it is been managed by our president, if I understand the language used by the minister very well, we are heading for another era of showdown in our football industry,
“the minister is looking for trouble by listening to some people, who are around the corner and whispering into his ears, what is not good for the game , we have to be careful not to pull the roof down or throw away the baby with the bath water.” Our source warned.