The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Mr Laolu Akande, Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this in a tweet this morning.
He said the government had already informed FIFA of the decision.
FIFA had given 12pm deadline today for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the NFF of face indefinite ban.
The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as the current & only NFF Exco. Govt will also continue to work with all relevant stakeholders involved to resolve dispute in a timely manner. FG is upholding NFF treaty obligations to FIFA
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) August 20, 2018