By Amaechi Agbo
Former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdulahi has stated that he met a debt of three hundred million naira (N300, 000, 000) in the account of the federation when he assumed office in 2006.
The former Kogi State governorship aspirant disclosed this on Friday when he featured on the Human Rights Radio programme, Berekete Family in Abuja.
Alhaji Lulu who was NFF President between 2006 and 2010 explained that despite the crisis he met then which he managed very well, he still left the sum of two billion, eighty hundred million naira (N2.8 billion) in the NFF account as at when he exited the office in 2010
“When I came into NFF, I clearly demonstrated my principle on accountable and transparent leadership. For the duration I served in public sector, I have demonstrated at all times my capacity to deliver on my mandate.
“When I became the NFF president in 2006, I met a debt of three million naira (N300, 000, 000) in NFF. One naira was not in the account and within four years, all that I promised Nigerians that I was going to do, go and check the record, I did everything to say I have delivered my vision and mandate.
“By 2010, I was leaving the office, I had about N2.8 billion in the account of NFF. The records are there for all to see,” he said.
It could be recalled that some football stakeholders had gone to the Human Rights Radio to lodge complaints over alleged endemic corruption in the Nigeria Football Federation.
Top officials of the federations are currently standing trials on alleged corruption charges by the nation’s anti-graft agencies.