Amaju Requests FG Support To Retain FIFA Council Member Seat As Election Holds In May


Former Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has requested for Federal Government support as his first tenure as Member of FIFA Council comes to an end and wished to retain the seat in the next election holding in May, 2024.

The two times NFF President through the federation wrote to the Honourable Minister of Sports, Senator John Owan Enoh seeking Federal Government support in his quest to retain the seat at the FIFA Council. The letter leaked dated 4th April, 2024 and titled, “Request For Federal Government Support For Amaju Melvin Pinnick Quest To Retain His Seat As FIFA Council Member”, reads: We heartily present to Honourable Minister very warm sporting regards of the Member of the Executive Committee and management of Nigeria Football Federation. The purpose of this letter is to bring to the attention of the Honourable Minister the forthcoming election into FIFA Council. The election will take place on the margin of the FIFA Congress holding in Bangkok Thailand on 31st May, 2024.

At the said congress our own Amaju Melvin Pinnick, one of the 37 privileged Member FIFA Council who determines the swing of world football will be due for re-election. Honorable Minister Sir, membership of FIFA Council confers considerably prestige and honour on any country. Most Nations of the world including those who are rated low in world football see FIFA Council Member as of high importance and would go to any length to have their citizen in the prestigious Council.

In another letter dated 18th April, 2024 signed by Pinnick and written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Maitama with the title: Request For Support For My Quest To Retain Seat As A Member of The FIFA Council .

Pinnick seeking the support of the Minister stated the importance of retaining the seat and urged the Minister to use his connections within and outside Nigeria to help him retain the prestigious seat.

In March, 2021, Pinnick defeated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the Caf General Assembly held in Rabat.