General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, has said the leadership crisis that has rocked football in the country is over.
FIFA gave Nigeria a Monday morning deadline for Chris Giwa and his group to quit the NFF office or Nigeria will be banned after they claimed they won a recent election into the executive committee of the NFF.
Amadu made his declaration when he resumed work at his office in Abuja on Monday after a week absence.
“It has been a trying period of two months for all of us, but I believe we have come to the end of this crisis,” Amadu told reporters.
“Nigerian football is far more important than any one of us. Let us put everything behind us.
“We have to now do the right thing in order to move our football forward.
“We will soon have an extra-ordinary assembly to set a date for elections for the new executive committee. This will be at the shortest possible time, not beyond September 25.”
NFF president Aminu Maigari, who has been reinstated to office by FIFA and will preside over both the extra-ordinary general assembly and elective congress thereafter, has yet to return to office.