The Federal Government has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation,NFF.
Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Laolu Akande, made the announcement on his official Twitter handle on Monday.
The tweet which was sent at 11.38 a.m, few minutes before the 12 p.m. deadline given by FIFA for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the Nigerian football governing body, said the government had already informed FIFA of the decision.
World football governing body FIFA had on Tuesday said it would go on to suspend Nigeria from football activities if they failed to comply with its instructions by Monday at noon.
FIFA, in a statement by its Media Office, said it had been notified about ongoings in the NFF, and it viewed them as undue interference in their affairs.
It said Nigeria must ensure the NFF offices in Abuja were occupied by the Amaju Pinnick faction of the federation’s Congress by Monday.