Sports minister Solomon Dalung has said that corruption in Nigerian football will be fought with all resources he has available.

The minister argued that the fight against corruption in Nigeria would not drive investors away. Dalung said there is underdevelopment of the sport because of corruption in Nigerian football.

The minister also said corruption and insincerity of football administrators could be blamed for the poor patronage of foreign investors

He said: “I must also disagree with those who are claiming that exposing corruption in the [football] system will drive away foreign investors.

“To me, corruption is largely responsible for the underdevelopment of the country and the Buhari-led government is firmly committed to exposure of and fight against corruption.

“This government is not going to lose sleep over the thinking that foreign investors will be discouraged if corruption in high places was exposed, and the nation should not wash its dirty linen in public.

“As far as the fight against corruption is concerned, there is no going back. We shall provide detergents wherever we find dirty linen.”

Recently, dalung visited President Buhari to hand the Glo/CAF Platinum Award for Good Leadership conferred on  the president last week in Abuja. 

Dalung received the award on behalf of the president who was recognized following his support for football.

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Dalung blames Nigeria’s football woes on corruption

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