Crises rocking Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took another dramatic turn on Thursday, as operatives of Department for State Security (DSS) returned to the soccer governing body’s secretariat in Abuja.
The return of the DSS men to The Glasshouse took many observers by surprise, as it was barely 24 hours after they left and paved way for Ambassador Chris Giwa’s group to take over the NFF leadership.
Heated debate all through Thursday on explanations for the DSS operatives’ return and on whose orders, considering that sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung celebrated their withdrawal on Thursday.
All along Dalung had insisted that they were not at The Glasshouse on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, and described their presence as ‘impunity overstretched.’
This was mostly because there is a subsisting court order, which gives Giwa with his group de facto control of the NFF and does not recognise Amaju Pinnick’s leadership.