Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung has disclosed he has yet to receive a court order which purportedly sacked the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick.
Nigeria have been threatened with a ban by world football governing body FIFA if it were established of a third-party interference in the running of the sport in the country.
“I have not seen any court order, what I got was an order dated 2014 and not 2016,” said Dalung when he declared open an extra-ordinary congress of the NFF in Abuja today
The minister also blasted the country’s media, saying the more press bashing he gets, the more dogged he becomes.
“I have survived five assassination attempts, I am a guerrilla man, the more media attacks I get, the happier I am,” he said.
“I am calm and stable.”
He further enjoined the football family to mend fences and unite.
“There are so many problems and football must put their house in order. They must narrow the gap between,” he urged.
“We are interested in your unity, talk to yourselves because investors have run away.”