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Ekeji promises credibility in sports as Ndanusa hands over

Director-General, National Sports Commission (NSC), Chief Patrick Ekeji, says the commission will pursue the restoration of credibility to sports administration in the country.

Ekeji made the pledge on Friday in Abuja while receiving handover notes from Alhaji Sani Ndanusa, the former Sports Minister and Chairman of the NSC.

The Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, last Wednesday dissolved the Federal Executive Council in which the Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC)/ Sports Minister, Sani  Ndanusa, was affected.

Chief Ekeji said the case of the missing 236,000 dollars at the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation was a matter the commission would tackle soon.

“The matter is not closed yet and the recommendations of the White Paper on the issue will be revisited and we will act accordingly,” he said.

The money was reportedly missing from the safe of the NFF on March 19 last year and five suspects arrested in connection with it have been arraigned.

The Director-General said part of the credibility restoration was the issue of litigation regarding elections into the Board of the Nigeria Premier League.

“We have already looked into that matter and we are stepping in to ensure that we do not have a series of conflicts disrupting the smooth running of sports in our land,” he said.


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