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Pinnick begs Senate for ‘enabling environment’ to run Nigeria football

Two years after emerging the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has appealed to the Nigerian Senate for enabling environment to run the game in the country.

Pinnick claimed that Nigeria has not experience peace in football since his administration took over in 2014.

He was addressing the Nigerian House of Assembly on Monday, which has in attendance the president of the senate Bukola Saraki, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Fatma Samoura among other senators and national FA Chairmen.

“For us to have both the FIFA president and secretary, goes to show the fact that Nigeria is well respected in the committee of football nations.

“It is in this regard we deem it so necessary, because the legislature has played a significant role in redefining and refocusing football development in Nigeria, based on that we say we have to bring them (FIFA contingent) to see the senate and the House of Reps, and make them know that without you people they cannot have the peace and stability we so crave for. So that we can allow Nigerians enjoy the dividend of football development.

“We have tried, we want to do it. We were elected two years ago, right from the time we were elected till date we have not had a minute of peace, so we want to use this opportunity to crave the senate to say that we are all-desiring, passion driven to write the right history, we have this global recognition, what we want is the enabling environment for us to carry out our programmes.

There has been long battle between the recognized president of the NFF Amaju Pinnick, and acclaimed chairman Chris Giwa over the leadership of the body.

Giwa had in previous occasions stormed the Glass House in an attempt to forcefully carry out a claimed court order to replace Pinnick as the president of the embattled FA.

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