Group alleges ‘massive fraud’ in NFF, petitions EFCC


A group which goes by the name National Association of Sports Industry and Market (NASIM) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over what it describes as ‘massive fraud in the federation’.

In a press statement made available to the media on Tuesday, the NASIM group accused the NFF of unprecedented corruption and massive fraud.

The group, in its petition to the EFCC, urged the anti-graft agency to investigate the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board for failing to follow due process in the award of the contract for the furnishing of the Sunday Dankaro Football House situated inside the Package B of the Abuja National stadium.

The group is alleging that the NFF has without due process, awarded a contract of N150million to a company called Valerino Interiors to furnish the edifice donated to the federation by the Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi led Presidential Task Force for 2010 World Cup campaign.

The group is also claiming that the said company belongs to one of the chieftains of the federation who used one Obi Nwosu as his front in the course of the negotiation of the contract.

The petition also alleges among other things, that the NFF board had misappropriated with impunity the FIFA grant that was released to it in 2015 by the world football body for the development of women and grassroots sports, including the grant for the Super Eagles qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Meanwhile, the NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire when contacted, said they won’t be commenting on the issue as of yet.