Pinnick Is Already Transforming Our Football- Danagogo

The Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo has shared his view on the significance of the event the Nigeria Football Federation organized to bond with partners and potential partners which took place at the Eko Hotel on Friday night.
The Sports Minister, Danagogo said that it’s like starting the new vision of government transformation agenda of sports in Nigeria.
“It is like a water-shed in the history of Football administration in Nigeria football. It is like starting the new vision. Our vision in government is to see that the private sector key into our transformation agenda and what’s happening today is to start that,” Danagogo said.
“That’s why we are very happy that the new Nigeria Football Federation board is appreciating and keying into what is our actual vision of transformation of sports in this country.
“I’m optimistic that it’s a welcome development and I want the support of everyone for this new move to come to fruition.”
In the past the private sector has always shied away from investing into Nigerian football, but the Sports Minister now thinks things will be different.
“One of the key charges we gave them is that there must be accountability and there must be transparency whether it’s government or private money,” he added.
“Now, one of the very positive moves the NFF have made is that they’ve appointed PricewaterhouseCooper to probe their account which they will submit to us (government) and to the public.
“They’ve employed Financial Derivatives to be their financial consultant and they’ve also appointed Ben & co to also be their consultant in fine tuning their vision.”
The joyous Minister, Danagogo said the Amaju Pinnick led NFF are already showing that they are ready to make the necessary change in Nigerian Football by taking some very technical steps.
“This new NFF board is showing that they ready to be transparent. They’ve brought in third parties and auditing firms to audit their account,” explained the Minister.
“I think that’s the way to start. That should give confidence to the private sector and the corporate giants.
“To be sincere that’s what we need. If that continues then the private sector will be more willing to play an active role.”

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