The faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Board led by Chris Giwa, on Saturday apologised to Nigerians for the inability of the board to hold its meeting at the NFF Secretariat last Friday as widely publicized.
Adama Yahaya, chairman of the communiqué drafting committee, attributed the board members inability to storm the Glass House to the substantive matter filed at the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) in Lusanne in Switzerland, which came up for hearing.
He said all the parties were present at the hearing billed for 14th and 15th January, including FIFA, the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick faction and “we, the Plaintiffs”.
Yahaya stated further, “Nigerians will appreciate when the Amaju Pinnick faction misled the court to turn down the preliminary reliefs we requested and made Nigerians to think the matter is closed.
“When the substantive matter came up, we put up our case in the astute believe in the Rule of Law and the course of non-violence.
“Ambassador Chris Giwa returned to Nigeria on the night of 16th January. We owe you a duty to be properly informed thus this statement.
“By the grace of God, the board shall meet during the week after which we shall avail the nation of the plans to move our football out of the deep woods of not getting new kids on the bloc”.