FG WAITS ON FIFA, CAF TO TAKE DECISION ON ADAMU
Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhaji Isa Bio, has said that the Federal Government would only make its stand known after FIFA and CAF may have taken final decisions on the alleged bribery scandal, involving Nigerian, executive committee member in the world and continental body, Dr. Amos Adamu.
'You all know that this government's stand is zero tolerance for corruption. President Goodluck Jonathan had made it very clear that he would not condone corruption. As a result, we are closely watching proceedings in FIFA, where they suspended Dr. Amos Adamu based on allegations that were published in the Sunday Times of London over alleged demand of $800,000 (N120 million) to vote for USA as host of the 2018 World Cup.
'We find that very shocking when we heard the news, however, we would wait for the decision of FIFA on the final note, then the Federal Government will be able to take a stand if allegation is confirmed to be true ' he said
On the crisis rocking the NFA, he said that he had high hope that every thing would fall in place after today's proceedings in court, adding that everything has been done to resolve the impasse with the National Assembly, the NSC and stakeholders coming in to mediate.
He said that the NSC could not fold its hands and allow Nigerian football to be dragged into mud, stressing that it has appealed to NANF and it has agreed to settle the matter out of court and see how the game could be moved forward.