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Nigeria Football Federation House of Representatives' Committee on Sports backs Amaju Pinnick as President

The Inspector General of Police and other Security Agencies have also been mandated to give full security and protection to Pinnick's NFF.

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Amaju Pinnick and members of the Rep committee on sports play

Amaju Pinnick and members of the Rep committee on sports

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The House of Representatives’ Committee on Sports have backed Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF has been rocked with crisis since Chris Giwa claimed that the September, 2014 election which put current president in office was faulty but his case has been ruled out by FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Chris Giwa assumes office as NFF chairman play

Chris Giwa

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Despite failed attempts to secure legal backings to his claims, Giwa keeps trying to force his way into the office of the NFF.

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Sports have now intervened in the crisis and backed Pinnick as the president.

Reps Committee on Sports meets two factions of the NFF in Abuja play Reps Committee on Sports meets two factions of the NFF in Abuja (NAN)

The committee observed that Giwa frustrated the amiable resolution initiated to resolve the crises and showed lack of confidence and respect for the authorities.

Amaju Pinnick and members of the Rep committee on sports play

Amaju Pinnick and members of the Rep committee on sports

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A decision was reached by the committee that the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalong and the Federal Government of Nigeria shall continue to recognise, work and support the NFF under Pinnick's Presidency.

The Inspector General of Police and other Security Agencies have also been mandated to give full security and protection to the NFF under Pinnick's Presidency.

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