Solomon Dalung has inaugurated a six-man reconciliation committee to bring a lasting solution to the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation.
Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development said the NFF crisis has already impeded the desired growth and development of football in Nigeria.
Dalung said the committee was set up following a resolution made at the Stakeholders Roundtable on Governance Challenges of the NFF held in July in Abuja.
The Minister urged the committee to identify the causes of the present leadership crisis in the NFF, assess the dimensions of the crisis and the contribution of actors to the issue.
He said the committee should invite the two warring NFF factions to the ceasefire table with a view to addressing their apprehensions towards achieving a sustainable and win-win solution'.
Dalung also directed the committee to make recommendations to make sure of a smooth leadership succession without unfavourably affecting the development and management of football in the country.
The chairman of the committee, Abdulmumini Aminu, responded on behalf of the committee members and promised to put in their best to ensure a lasting solution to the crisis.
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