NFF President Denies EFCC Planning To Prosecute Him

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the EFCC to prosecute him.

In a statement on Saturday, the country’s football boss also denied that he was placed on a travel ban by the presidency.

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NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick stated that the accounts of the organisation is open for investigation, adding that all incomes from the Federal Government, FIFA and CAF, since 2014 are reflected.

He said: “My attention has just been drawn to a publication by an online media organisation about a travel ban placed on me and an intending prosecution.

“Ironically, it comes on the heels of my trip to Accra, Ghana yesterday for a meeting between the Nigeria Football Federation and CAF partners, AITEO. I also have official engagements coming up in Senegal.

“In other words; no such ban is in place and no security agency has gotten in touch. The NFF recently published its audited accounts in ThisDay Newspapers & Daily Trust on Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 and on Tuesday the 25th of December, 2018 in The Vanguard Newspapers.

“In effect, our finances are open for anyone to see. All incomes from the Federal Government, FIFA & CAF, since 2014 are reflected.

“Before my appointment into the FIFA committees, I had to pass through intense integrity and eligibility tests. I was not found wanting. Two years ago, FIFA handed NFF a clean bill of health in our financial management.

“Our accounts are audited by PwC the same firm that audits FIFA. So it is quite laughable whenever these stories come out.”

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