As the battle for the soul of Nigerian football rages on, the House of Representatives Committee on Sports headed by Hon. Bukar Goni Lawal, has said it cannot adjudicate on the matter that is presently before the Nigerian judiciary and thereby, adjourned the matter sine die.
At a meeting on Tuesday that had Ambassador Chris Giwa and Melvin Amju Pinnick and their teams in attendance, Lawal reportedly told them in unmistakable terms that it was time to sheathe swords on the condition that the judiciary must first hands-off the case for that to happen.
His comments are coming after days of wild, unfounded and dirty rumours that the case was never before any court of law in Nigeria. Afterwords, that the Ambassador Giwa has been going about with fake documents from courts unknown. The latest refrain from the House of Representatives has now put the lies to rest.
The Reps also declared that after listening to both parties in the crisis, it has resolved to make a bold and passionate appeal to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on the way forward for the management of Nigerian football.
On his part, Giwa said he was so far impressed with the party played by the House of Representatives, declaring that his ultimate interest is the growth of Nigerian football. He noted that he was not happy with the performance of the Dream Team V1 at the recently concluded Suwon invitational tournament, but noted that hope was not lost for the team in the coming Olympic Games in Rio De Janeirio, Brazil, in August.
“We believe the team will not only do well in Rio but will shock the world by winning the ultimate gold medal there. All we need at the moment is support for the team and its technical crew headed by Samson Siasia”, he declared.