Nigerian football has been under intense situation and vendettas between the board members and some external forces. After the retirement of the Chief coach, a lot seem to have unravelled, which has Nigerian football in a conundrum
First it was the suspension of the President, which seemed to have opened the pandora's box; several other board executive board members of the NFF were removed and some pardoned
Maigari's dismissal and impending reinstatement seems not to be going down too well with the current situation.
Reports earlier in the week suggested that former senate president Anyim Pius Anyim ordered the Executive Committee led by acting president Mike Umeh, to recall Aminu Maigari, who according to the Secretary to the Federal Government was not removed statutorily
Yesterday too, football stakeholders in Yobe State sacked the Chairman and 1st Vice Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Garba and Umar Suleiman, for reasons cited as failure in the administration to call for meetings since the past four years
Plateau state government also dissolved the entire football board in the state
With all these issues arising and the government looking to interfere in the matters, the dilemma with Nigerian football seems far from ending.
The NFF on Tuesday lifted the ban on some suspended members of the board
In a communique signed by Emeka Inyama, the NFF EXCO lifted the 15 years ban on Rumson Baribote and three others, whilst staying that Taiwo Ogunjobi would be considered for pardon once he withdrew his case at the Court of Arbitration.
Another suspended member Hon. Solomon Kwande was also pardoned after he was vindicated of any ; while Chris Green and Ahmed 'Fresh' Yusuf remain banned.
In a response to the football situations in the two states; Plateau and Yobe state, acting president Mike Umeh said:
Umeh is also reported to have questioned the government order on reinstating Aminu Maigari
As quoted by he said: