The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has insisted that it has done no wrong, in the way it handled the FIFA grant and development fund.
This was in response to the Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, ordering an investigation into the NFF’s finances, after FIFA suspended grants to the country.
In a communique issued at the end of the Assembly in Lagos on Sunday, the federation also passed a vote of confidence on its President, Amaju Pinnick.
It read: “The Congress expressed satisfaction with the explanation provided by the Executive Committee on a number of issues raised by the Minister of Youth & Sports (Barr. Solomon Dalung) at the opening ceremony (division within the Board, FIFA Audit Query and late submission of memos), and submitted that the Minister was misinformed about the activities of the Board.
“Congress noted the submission of the Executive Committee that at no time previously (official or unofficially) did the Minister raise these issues with the NFF leadership to obtain clarification, which the Federation would have gladly provided, just as it did to the House Committee on Sports during a recent sitting on its budget performance and budget proposal.
“Indeed, the audited account of the Federation for the year, as audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an internationally reputable audit firm, was presented and adopted at the General Assembly.”