The Nigeria Sports Commission (NSC) also referred to as the country’s sports ministry has declared that enquiry will continue into the missing $236 000 World Cup fund at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Director-general of the NSC Patrick Ekeji confirmed that the report from the panel of enquiry set up by the sports ministry under Sani Ndanusa’s era as minister is now ready.

In the wake of the missing 2010 Fifa World Cup funds, the Nigerian sports ministry decided to set up a 10-man panel led by Abubakar Sadiq to ascertain the source of the stolen money, examine the circumstances surrounding the theft and recommend appropriate sanctions against erring officers.
The alleged sum was stolen from the Glass House secretariat of the Nigerian FA in March 2009 few days before the 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique in Maputo.

But Ekeji said the report of the panel has since been submitted to the sports ministry, which had studied the recommendations.

The sports commission official, who has been named as Nigeria’s chef-de-mission for the London 2012 Olympics, added that the report will be made available to the Nigerian FA to carry out the recommendations.

“The report from the panel of enquiry into the missing money is ready and I must assure Nigerians that the case is still ongoing. The case will be re-opened in a matter of days following the report from the panel before us.

“The sports commission will forward a copy of the report (from the panel) to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to expedite action,” Ekeji said.

The NSC director-general did not state when the report from the panel of enquiry will be forwarded to the football house.