Chris Giwa, on Monday resumed duty as the substantive chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation.
Chris Giwa took over after former President Amaju Pinnick was asked to step down from the role by the Federaal Government.
On resumption, Giwa said: ”
I am here to claim my mandate as the substantive chairman elected on August 26, 2014.
“We waited for the other board to finish the preparations for World Cup so that we can assume office,”
The Nigeria Supreme court had on Aprill 27th, 2018 nullified the election of Amaju Pinnick.
The Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung who ordered the immediate effect of the notofication of the Supreme Court which said:
“I have been directed to notify you of the Orders dated June 5th 2018 made by Honorable Justice M. H. Kurya sitting at the Federal High Court Jos in respect of the above mentioned suit between Yahaya Adama Vs Alhaji Aminu Maigari which states that the election of the NFF held on August 26, 2014 under the leadership of Amb Chris Giwa be given recognition pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in this case and that the purported ban of the Executive Committee elected on August 26, 2014 from football activities of the NFF is unconstitutional, null and void.
“It is trite law that court orders are sacrosanct and any acts of disobedience to it constitutes threat to the rule of law. Consequent upon the above, you are hereby advised to comply with the orders of court made therein which for now, is the valid and binding order of court, in the absence of any other subsisting order or judgment to the contrary”.
The sport Minister said: “This is a court order and not from Dalung. I will not want to go to Kuje prison because of disobedience of court orders. Therefore, I hereby comply with the court orders of June 5th 2018, while Mr Amaju Pinnick and others are also directed to comply with same.”
The Court order also asked the Security agency and others involve to enforce the order.