The Department of State Security Security (DSS) has explained why it chased out embattled factional leader, Chris Giwa from the Secretariat of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja.
A letter signed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had directed the parties involved to maintain the statusquo until the final determination of the suit.
The AGF also directed the Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, to abstain from making any public comment on the NFF crisis forthwith.
The letter titled “RE: A plea for caution in implementing one-sided court orders concerning the Nigeria Footbal Federtion (NFF) and the need to respect FIFA’s position on the orders” reads in part:
“I write to convey the directive of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari that the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports should refrain from making any further public statement in relation to this matter and let the legal process take its course.
“The parties are to be advised to await the final determination of the suit without disturbing the status quo ante.”
The letter was also copied to the Inspector General of Police, the NFF General Secretary and the Director General of the DSS.
Following the crisis at the NFF, the Nigerian Professional Football League remains suspended pending the determination of the suit.