Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, insists Chris Giwa is the rightfully-elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Mr Dalung told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that the ministry was operating under the rule of law and obeying the court ruling.
The minister was reacting to FIFA president, Gianni Infantino’s comment that the world football governing body only recognises Amaju Pinnick as president of NFF.
“FIFA has not written me that they recognise one person over the other and you know the government does not operate on rumour, the government is administration,” the Jos-born politician stated.
“The leadership in NFF, I think is very categorical. The Federal High court in Jos has ruled orders. I, as a co-defendant, was served with the order, ordering me to recognise Giwa as the president.
“That is the order against me and I have done that, the order to the Inspector General of police is that he should go and put Giwa in office.
“The Attorney-General of the Federation has done his job. So we are living under the rule of law and we are following the rule.
“If the court says today, Giwa is not the president of NFF and I’m served with a court order, I will obey.
“Don’t forget, when Pinnick sued Giwa in the court of appeal and got a judgment. I obeyed the judgment for over two years.
“Then, I didn’t hear anybody talking of interferences. Government is not interfering, we are only acting according to court orders.”