Immediate past Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has broken his silence on report as old as his time in the ministry that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, bought him a house in Abuja.
The report which has continued to make the rounds, has it that the leadership of the NFF gave Dalung a house in Abuja as bribe to make him turn blind eyes to their infractions. However, his relationship with the football federation was fraught with face-off during his tenure.
In an interview with The Nation, Dalung dispelled the rumour and cleared the air on the said house.
He told the paper: “Well, I heard the same rumour on radio that NFF bought me a house when I assumed office through a company of my cousin. It was so ridiculous that people will think that way.
“Well, as matter of fact if NFF bought a house for me, they should be bold enough to come to say this is the house they bought for me.
“Unfortunately, the house people alleged me for at Gwarimpa was on rent and at the expiration of my rent I handed over the key of the house to the landlord and packed out. I call it wild allegation. NFF didn’t buy a house for me, but if NFF bought a house in my name, they have not given it to me.”