The crisis that is currently rocking the country’s football is far from being over, as the Federal Government has ordered for the closure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), bank accounts. This latest development came few days after the Federal Government denied the football house their July, monthly allocation, which amounted to N253 million.($1,559,995.or £910,526)
However, the men in the Glass House had been asked to privately source for their mean of livelihood with their three bank accounts frozen.
An impeccable source close to the Glass House hinted that the Ministry of Sports acted to avoid further accusation of government interference in the administration of the round leather game in the country.
“There is a general saying which states that you put your money where your mouth is. So, it is believed that this is the simple thing that the government has done.
“FIFA has asked the Nigerian government to stay clear of football matters and that has to be done in all areas, which includes funding,” the source posited.
Last week, the World football governing body, FIFA, made good its threat to suspend Nigeria, accusing the government of interfering in football administration and had also called for the reinstatement of the sacked Alhaji Aminu Maigari-led NFF board or risk heavy sanctions.
Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Nigeria Football Federation assistant Director, Communication, Ademola Olajire on telephone were to no avail. The image maker also failed to reply the text message sent to him to confirm the state of the football house account.