NFF Sports Minister, Dalung wants to probe federation

The NFF have come under severe criticism following the drama on the unpaid bonuses and salaries of the Super Falcons.

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NFF General Assembly play Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has ordered the probing of the NFF (Gistmaster)
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Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has kicked off the probing of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF have come under severe criticism following the drama on the unpaid bonuses and salaries of the Super Falcons.

Amidst the Super Falcons drama, a report has emerged that they have been an irregular use of FIFA grants.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons had to take to the streets to protest the non-payment of their salaries and bonuses (Twitter/Sumner Shagari Sambo )

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Dalung has claimed that there is $802,000 (£656,500) FIFA grants unaccounted for by the NFF.

According to Dalung, FIFA have halted their annual $1.1 million grant to Nigeria.

Although the NFF have continued to deny this, the Sports Minister wants a fresh audit of the Federation finances.

"According to a report, Fifa has withheld all development funds to Nigeria for lack of proper documentation of $802,000 out of the funds released to NFF," Dalung at the NFF's Annual General Meeting in Lagos.

"This is a very serious issue that must be given urgent attention to avoid another international embarrassment.

"Even more so that the present administration under the leadership of Mr President, His Excellency, Mohammadu Buhari has zero tolerance for any act of misappropriation, misapplication, embezzlement or fraud in any guise.

"To this end, the NFF is directed to immediately provide my office with detail information of receipt, disbursement and application of the Fifa development grant accordingly.

Solomon Dalung play Solomon Dalung wants the probe of the NFF (Twitter)

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"In addition, a reputable audit firm should be appointed urgently to check the account books of the federation to ensure that funds are judiciously expended.

"The audit report must be made public so as to promote transparency, build credibility and enhance your market value."

In a communique from the AGM, the NFF, however, claimed that they are satisfied with an audit done earlier in the year by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an internationally reputable audit firm.

Report from the audit was presented and adopted by the General Assembly.

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