Nigeria’s Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has claimed that the current crisis in the football house, is because “there’s more money there than in the oil industry”.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been embroiled in a leadership tussle for the last two years, after elections into the executive committee.
Dalung says money is the root of these problems.
“There’s more cash in football than in the oil sector and there is so much selfish interests and as a result we have this crisis,” Dalung said on a Hausa interview programme, broadcast by Freedom Radio Kano on Tuesday.
“There is someone who wants to force his way as the NFF president and that is why I have had to order full police presence at the NFF secretariat, if not work will not be going on there.”