The Federal Government yesterday described the alleged involvement of Dr. Amos Adamu, a CAF and FIFA Executive board member, in the FIFA World Cup bid cash-for-vote scandal, as shocking and disturbing.
Adamu and President of Oceania Confederation Reynald Temarii, both members of FIFA’s 24-man executive committee were on Wednesday provisionally suspended by FIFA, the football governing body after being the subjects of an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhaji Ibrahim Isa Bio, the Federal Government noted with shock and dismay the alleged involvement of Dr. Adamu in the cash for vote scandal.
The statement by Thomas says that while the Federal Government awaits the final outcome of the investigation by FIFA into the allegations, the government again re-
emphasized its zero tolerance for corruption at all levels.
“The alleged involvement of Dr. Adamu in the cash for vote scandal is shocking and disturbing and has negative consequences for Nigeria’s image. The anti-corruption agencies are monitoring the outcome of the investigation and will act at the appropriate time,” said Thomas.