The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dared sports minister Solomon Dalung by endorsing Amaju Pinnick to contest a CAF executive committee position, while also insisting their books have already been audited to go against the minister’s order their finances be probed.
“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,” dared the communiqué after the AGA in Lagos today.
Dalung has demanded minutes of an NFF executive committee meeting which endorsed the candidature of Pinnick for a CAF seat.
But the NFF said they have already endorsed Pinnick’s CAF bid.
“The General Assembly passed a Vote of Confidence on the NFF Executive Committee, and also endorsed the candidature of NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick for election into the CAF Executive Committee at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa in March 2017,” read the communiqué in part.
“Congress called on all Nigerians to give him total support as it is not an NFF venture, but a Nigerian Project.”
The statement further argued that the sports minister was “misinformed” on several issues including a FIFA audit query and division in the NFF executive committee.
A detailed explanation on all these issues will soon be made public by the NFF.