NAN – Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday in Abuja commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his timely intervention in the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation.
Danagogo, who is also the Chairman, National Sports Commission, made the commendation at the commencement of a retreat for the President Cup Competition in Abuja.
He said he was sure the crisis would be resolved following President Jonathan’s intervention, before the Friday expiration of the latest deadline given by FIFA.
“The interest of President Jonathan in the sport which unifies the country led to the invitation of the warring factions in the NFF for a truce meeting which will lead to true reconciliation of the parties.
“I am sure Nigerians will heave a sigh of relief as the President, who is a strong supporter of our national teams, met with the warring parties and everything to ensure that Nigeria is not banned by FIFA will be done,” Danagogo said.