The Federal Government of Nigeria is working to unearth the truth behind the weighty allegations of corruption against top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), according to a representative of the Presidency.
Presidential assistant Ufot has therefore promised an “earthquake” soon.
“There will soon be an earthquake, where iron will meet with rock,” he disclosed while assuring that the FGN has not folded its arms following the recent revelations on Human Rights Radio Abuja of deep-seated corruption at the NFF.
Today, a letter by EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu to President Muhammadu Buhari dated November 15, 2018, was made public.
It showed that between January 2014 and June 2016, the NFF received $16,417,761 (about 6 billion Naira) from both FIFA and CAF.
The EFCC boss also acknowledged another petition on how sponsorship monies running to over a billion Naira squandered by the NFF.
The whistle blowers against the NFF spoke of how the various national teams including the Super Eagles now have to buy jerseys even though there is a kit sponsorship by Nike.
In the New Year, Pinnick and several other officials will present themselves for investigation by anti-corruption agency EFCC.
The EFCC grilling was moved at the request of the embattled officials.