After N1.6 billion controversy, Pinnick’s NFF commended by Super Falcons’ sponsors for financial transparency

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) just got a thumbs up from Dangote Group and BUA for its display of transparency with regards to the N50 million and N25 million windfalls both organisations gave to the Super Falcons, following the team’s triumph at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana last year.

At a special event honouring the Federation’s sponsors and partners and the Super Falcons in Lagos, Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries Olakunle Alake, and BUA duo Otega Ogra who is Corporate Communications Group Head and Tajudeen Ahmed who heads Business Development, lauded the decision by the NFF to have the monies transferred directly to the beneficiaries.

“We asked to transfer the money directly to the NFF but the leadership opted for direct payment to the players and officials. That was a most commendable decision. They sent us the account details of all the beneficiaries and we applaud such diligence and integrity,” said Alake.

Ogra said the NFF leadership had laid good grounds for corporate organisations to want to do business with the Federation with its transparency, integrity and accountability. The occasion took place on the same day that the NFF published in two major national newspapers, its audited account for the world to see amid controversy over the mismanagement of N1.6 billion released as funds for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.

Both Dangote Group and BUA have since transferred the monies directly to the bank accounts of the players and officials of the Super Falcons.