Nigeria is getting more relevance in global football politics.

This comes as more individuals are getting appointments with the world governing body, FIFA.

The latest appointee into one of the FIFA committees is the NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko who is now a Member of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee.

FIFA ratified the appointment of Dikko at its Council meeting held Friday, 27th October 2017 in Calcutta, India.

Dikko’s appointment made him the third Nigerian to be appointed into a FIFA Committee this year, after Pinnick himself was enlisted into the influential Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions.

In addition, former Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Philips was elected Member of the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Council).

“It has been a glorious year for Nigerian Football. We have qualified for the FIFA World Cup with remarkable ease, much more comfortably than anyone could have imagined after the group phase draw.

"We qualified for the CHAN. Now, we have people in very important positions in world football, signifying global reckoning, and it is a thing of absolute joy." Pinnick told

It is also worthy to note that seven (7) Nigerians have been appointed into various committees of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), also this year.