There was little drama today 29th October 2019, as the Honorable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare reportedly walked out of a meeting with the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick in company of his second vice president of the federation, Shehu Dikko, and the chairperson Nigeria Women’s League, Aisha Falode.
It was gathered that the trio came 4:20 pm for a meeting scheduled for 4:00 pm at the minister’s office at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Vigil360 gathered that Dare who was on his way out for another meeting was stopped by Pinnick who made frantic efforts to explain why he came late, but an obviously angry Minister refused to return to his office for the meeting.
Shortly after the Minister and his entourage left the scene, a shell-shocked Pinnick was said to have retorted ‘we are just 10 minutes late, how can the Minister leave us like that’?
According to a reliable source, Dare had been tolerating the ‘overbearing nature’ of the NFF president who appeared to be trying to undermine his authority as the sports Minister.
However, the Minister later met with the NFF officials and resolved to update FIFA on the progress Nigeria has made in the bid to host the 2020 Under-20 Women’s World Cup.