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NFF crisis: Football stakeholders protest DSS occupation of NFF (with video)

Football stakeholders in Nigeria staged a protest at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The group is protesting the violation of Supreme Court judgement by the Department of State Security (DSS).

The Supreme Court had ruled that the Chris Giwa board take charge of football administration in the country.

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The group is made up of National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF), football pundits and football lovers.

The groups wanted an end to the siege laid by the Department of State Security at the NFF headquarter.

President, NANF, Harrison Jalla who led the protest “No to Impunity, No to DSS Occupation of NFF”, accused the DSS of acting in contrary to Supreme Court ruling.

He also stated that the decision of the judiciary must be respected.

Jalla threatened to continue the protest tomorrow.

“We want the directorate of DSS to enforce the Supreme Court rulings and vacate this premises. We are deploying this measure as the first step. By the time we come back here, we will confront them.”

Also speaking during the protest, former second vice chairman, Chief Rumson Baribote said that the DSS occupation of the NFF headquarter was unconstitutional as nobody has the right to set aside Supreme Court orders.

“There is no constitutional provision that when the Supreme Court has ruled, anyone has a right to set it aside. I have never seen a situation where a court of competent jurisdiction gave an order and the DSS that suppose to uphold and enforce such ruling are doing contrary.

"We appealed to the security agencies to respect the laws.”

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