Galadima heads seven-man NFF reconciliation committee

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, was on Tuesday appointed chairman of a seven-member committee to restore peace to the crisis-engulfed association.

The committee, which was inaugurated by Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, at the conference room of the National Stadium Abuja, also has Dr Tijani Yusuf, Dr Bolaji Ojo-Oba, Paul Bassey, Barrister Musa Amadu, Barrister Okey Obi and Mrs Carol Nkem Ojukwu as members.

“Every member of this committee is here on merit and I think people like you can rescue the country,” said Dalung.

The minister said the number of young people enlisting in each of the warring camps in the NFF on a daily basis on the social media is alarming.

Incumbent NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, and Giwa FC owner, Chris Giwa, are currently engaged in a long drawn battle for the control of the football body.

“Nigerians are gradually being factionalised into these two camps so you must put the country’s interest above personal interest. “You must set aside your sentiments,” Dalung charged.

If we continue like this, where will football be by next year? Can we even qualify for the World Cup?” Dalung asked.

The committee has one week to submit its report.