FIFA stops $1.5million grant to NFF over “traces of corruption”
World football governing body, FIFA, has decided to stop their annual $1.5million development grant to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), because they found “traces of corruption” in how previous funds were spent.
According to African Football, FIFA has also issued the NFF a final warning “to straighten their financial records”.
Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, had expressed his anger after FIFA sent a query on how NFF used grants they received.
The letter from the world football governing body was signed from the office in charge of the national associations.
FIFA member-associations including Nigeria, began to receive increased annual grants under new president, Gianni Infantino.
Initially, they were paid $250,000 annually, before it was increased to between $1.2million and $1.5million to each FA.
By Mike Odeholonta