Fifa is keeping a close watch over the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) after its president and his executive committee were restrained by a High Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Minister of Sport appointed an assistant director to take charge, considered a violation of article 13 and 17 of the Fifa Statutes, which states no person will be recognised by the governing body unless they are elected into their position.
In addition, the NFF Congress was also issued a restraint from running the affairs of Nigerian football, also a violation of the Fifa Statutes.
As a result, the NFF have been summoned to appear in front of an extraordinary congress on July 5, 2014 in Abuja.
In order to right the ship, an elective congress has been selected by the NFF for the 26th of August, where only then will a person be elected into the position, and their decisions be considered legitimate in accordance with Fifa’s laws.
World football's governing body has asked the NFF to relay all the according information to the relevant authorities, to inform them that unless those in power are reinstated by July 8, the case will be handed over to Fifa for sanctions.
If the NFF do not comply with the request, they could face a possible suspension.