Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has been condemned for causing confusion and instigating actions that brought shame to Nigerian football on Wednesday when NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and Giwa FC owner, Christopher Giwa almost engaged in fisticuffs during a supposed peace meeting which had to be postponed. Others have criticized the way he dresses which they liken to that of a militant.
Former Secretary-General of the NFF and one time member of House of Representatives, Sani Toro, accused Dalung of ridiculing the image of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“If he wants to ridicule Nigeria, let him go ahead with the meeting, which in the first place is uncalled for because there is no dispute as to who is the duly elected President of the NFF. There is no case at all but the minister is creating something out of nothing. It is like he wants to disgrace this government of change of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Toro told Vanguard.
“With what they are doing now, they will invoke FIFA’s ban on us and add to growing unemployment in the land”, added Toro, who however noted that President Buhari would not allow Dalung take our football into the cesspit of confusion.
“President Buhari means well for this country and I know that he will not allow anything that will undermine the growth we have seen in our football in recent times.”
Toro added that Dalung had no business “creating the confusion that is shameful to this government.”