NFF Crisis: SWAN Condemns Giwa Group


Following the recent crisis
rocking Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, owing to the court case re-opened by Chief Chris Giwa and his co-travellers challenging the authenticity of the Amaju Pinnick led board, the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN has condemned the activities of the Giwa led group.
The condemnation was part of an eight-point communiqué issued by the association and signed by Patrick Omorodion and Thaddeus Yilman after its Emergency Full Council Meeting held in Ilorin, Kwara State at the weekend.
SWAN condemned the Chris Giwa led group in the lingering crisis threatening the peace of the nation’s football and called on the Sports Minister, Solomon Delung to take a decisive step to put an end to what it describes as a national embarrassment. The association also urged all stakeholders in sports to eschew personal aggrandizement and allow for the development of sports in the country, especially, during this Olympic year.
The Sports Minister and Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) were tasked to ensure proper and adequate preparation for Team Nigeria’s successful participation at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to avoid a repeat of the 2012 disastrous outing in London.
The meeting inaugurated a 7-man electoral committee headed by Yusuf Isa of Yobe State to plan and conduct election for the next National Executive Committee within 90 days and ratified the removal of Justice Udousoro as the South South Zonal Vice President while the Acting Vice President, Honour Sirawoo was confirmed Vice President of the zone.
SWAN further commended Chief Donatus Agu-Ejidike on his investiture as the Pillar of sports in Nigeria and thanked him for instituting an insurance scheme for Sports journalists in the country.


Gabriel Nwanetanya