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NFF asks Secretary General to step aside over corruption allegations

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has directed its Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi, to step aside pending the conclusion of investigations by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development into allegations of corruption in the football house.

Following the receipt of a petition dated May 4, 2018, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had asked the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to investigate the corruption allegations leveled against Sanusi; former President of the Federation, Amaju Pinnick; First and Second Vice Presidents; and several others.

The petition titled: “Monumental Stealing and Financial Crimes in the Nigeria Football Federation,” was received by the Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

The NFF said on Friday that based on normal procedural standard practice, when an official of agency of government is being investigated, the person steps aside to make way for unfettered access to information and also not to compromise investigations.

It said sequel to this development, the Executive Committee will between now and Monday announce an Acting Secretary General to oversee the smooth running of the Federation.

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