FIFA Suspension: Sports Minister asks Baribote to withdraw court case

Mr. Danagogo said the sports ministry will look into every allegation of corruption in the NFF.

The Nigeria Sports minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Tammy Danagogo, on Tuesday called on Ibiakpor Baribote to withdraw her court case against the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

The Minister called on Ms. Baribote and the two rival factions of the NFF to do the needful to ensure that FIFA lifts the suspension.

Mr. Danagogo further said in a press statement signed by his spokesperson, Patrick Omorodion, that the sports ministry shall set in motion machinery to “To ensure that the parties are persuaded to withdraw the case and suspension is lifted and also “encourage the Nigeria Olympic Committee to quickly activate the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS)”

Mr. Danagogo said since FIFA abhors corruption, the sports ministry “shall employ every machinery of government to ensure that all the allegations of unbridled corruption over the years is thoroughly looked into and culprits brought to book.

He assured that the Nigerian government will promote the game of football and ensure sanity prevails in the management of government resource.

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