The world football governing body, FIFA, has officially responded to claims by the Nigerian government about its correspondences pertaining to the Nigeria Football Federation crisis.

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NFF Crisis: FIFA releases statement on Nigeria
August 20, 2018Tunde Eludini
The world football governing body, FIFA, has officially responded to claims by the Nigerian government about its correspondences pertaining to the Nigeria Football Federation crisis.

FIFA initially made public its plan to suspend Nigeria from all football-related activities if the administration of the game is not returned to Amaju Pinnick and Mohammed Sanusi who it recognises as the authentic president and scribe for the NFF.

Earlier in the day, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed that the federal government had done the needful by recognising Mr Pinnick as NFF boss, as instructed by FIFA.

He said the federal government had already conveyed its position to the world football governing body that it would continue to work with stakeholders to resolve the federation’s dispute in due time.