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The groups, under the aegis of the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency in Governance and Nigerian Youth Groups, urged the Minster of Sports, Solomon Dalung, to expedite action on bringing to closure the crisis rocking the NFF, noting that the Giwa-led faction has continued to do damage to the sport in Nigeria with the NFF’s inability to pay coaches being the latest fallout of his divisive politics

“In the light of the above, the leaders of the two warring groups are hereby advised to refrain from acts capable of jeopardizing the peace process. They should therefore maintain calm while the issue is being resolved. All should note that any act contrary to my appeal will continue to tarnish the image and Integrity of the country and further scare would-be investors from our sports.”

His words: “If as at that time I reckoned that if I go in there and fail it will affect my reputation, I assume any professional coach to assume same position now; which is referring to Stephen

The meeting, which was chaired by the newly-elected President of the body, Tony Ubani of the Vanguard newspapers, had in attendance such eminent personalities as Jide Alabi of the Silverbird Group, Ade Ojeikere of the Nation, Ben Alaiya of SportsDay, Kunle Salami of New Telegraph, Duro Ikhazuagbe of ThisDay, Ben Alozie of The Union, Ben Memuletiwon of National Mirror, Dare Esan of Complete Sports, Emeka Ezeugwu of the Newswatch Group, Femi Olusetire of SportsDay, Peter Edema of Daily Independent, Desmond Ekwueme of National Weekender and John Joshua Akanji of the Sun newspapers group