Peace seems on the way for troubled Nigeria’s troubled football house as Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Monday inaugurated the six-man Elders Stakeholders Reconciliation Committee headed by former Nigeria Football Federation chairman Abdulmumini Aminu to resolve the leadership crisis in the NFF.
The sports ministry ‘s action was in response to a decision taken at the Stakeholders Roundtable on Governance Challenges on July 24.
Inaugurating the committee, Dalung said unless personal interests were set aside, the crisis would continue.
He said, “Unless we put aside our parochial interests and differences and work towards the common goal of combating the evil plaguing Nigerian football, it will continue its free fall. This, any responsible government will not allow, hence the need for this committee of distinguished elders.”
Dalung also urged the members “to identify the causes of the leadership crisis in the NFF, evaluate the dimensions and the contribution of actors to the issue, invite both boards of the two factions to the reconciliation table with a view to addressing their concerns towards achieving a sustainable solution to the crisis.”
He also urged the committee to “make recommendations to ensure smooth leadership succession without adversely affecting the development and management of football in Nigeria.”
Other members of the committee given two weeks to submit their report are Ibrahim Galadima, Kojo Williams, Onye Gyd-Wado, Sam Sam Jaja, and Bolaji Ojo-Oba.