Gombe cries out over monumental corruption in sports •Gives examples, seeks Buhari’s intervention

By Daily Sports on January 6, 2016

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Former chairman of Gombe Football Association, Alhaji Gara Gombe Ahmed Shuaibu, has lamented the monumental corruption in the country’s sports, declaring that the sector will continue to suffer if nothing drastic is done to punish those involved in numerous established cases of corruption.

Gombe queried what happened to the N6 Billion Sports Development Centre Fund. He also questioned what is going on at the High Performance Centre, lamenting that the centre is a shadow of itself after N3 billion had been spent on it.

Gombe told Daily Sports: “It is sad that we are like this in Nigeria. No accountability at all levels. Look at how billions of naira has gone down the drain without anybody being held responsible on how it was spent. Again, let me ask where the 2.6 million dollars is. Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government loaned the money to the Nigeria Football Federation and it shamefully entered into the voicemail overnight till today. Yet, those in the last administration that presided over it are walking freely in the streets! 

“You can go on and on without getting answers to them. We must not continue like this, something sweeping must be done to get to the roots of how these huge funds were spent.”

The former Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on Sports called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to ensure that the books of sports are thoroughly looked into so as to get a clearer view of billions of naira budgeted for the sector were spent.

“This,” according to Gombe, “is critical in order to permanently end the outcry of athletes and their coaches that sports administrators instead of using the budgets for what they are meant divert them into their private pockets. This has been the widely believed notion and the only way to come out of it is to cause an independent probe into the activities of the past sports administrators and ministers.”

•Photo shows Gara Gombe.

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 6, 2016


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