The president of Nigeria Football Federation,NFF, Aminu Maigari, resigned, today, Tuesday, for a peaceful resolution of the crisis that has engulfed the federation.
In a letter dated 12 August, emanating from the Senior Assistant, Media, to the Minister of Sports, Patrick Omorodion, the Bauchi-born administrator resigned as NFF President. Maigari thanked President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerians for their support that enabled him to achieve the level of success Nigerian football attained during his four-year tenure in the Glass House.
But NFF 1st Vice President NFF, Mike Umeh would not deny or admit that Maigari had resigned. He said: “I don’t know how true it is but I believe our tenure as the Executive Committee of the board of NFF has expired. I’ll be attending today’s Congress as the chairman of Anambra State Football Association. I’m expecting the congress to be fruitful. I will abide by any decision taken at the congress.”
Maigari has had a series of problems immediately after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was sacked by a court injunction before the order was vacated, impeached by his own board and then reinstated last month.