NFF Vice-President Implicated in Conflict of Interest Scandal

Nigeria Football Federation second vice-president Shehu Dikko has been implicated in the ongoing NFF corruption investigation scandal.

According to documents made available to, Dikko may have been using his office as the NFF vice-president to influence the NFF’s relationship with marketing agency Mediterranean Sports Limited, where he’s a director.

In what appears to be a textbook case of conflict of interest, Mediterranean Sports, which is of interest to Shehu Dikko received a 20% commission, worth $60,000 for “services as marketing agent with respect to the partnership agreement between Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Aiteo Group.”

Shehu Dikko is currently under scrutiny by the Special Presidential Investigatory Panel (SPIP) on the recovery of public property whose chairman, Okoi Obono-Obla, said a prima facie case has been established against Dikko and seven other NFF members including President Amaju Pinnick, 1st Vice President Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Executive Committee member Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf, Alizor Chuks, Mohammed Cheku and NFF Secretary-General Dr Sanusi Mohammed.

According to the FIFA Code Of Ethics Article 21: 1-2, which covers possible conflict of interest cases, “Unless covered by a genuine commercial agreement,” Shehu Dikko could face a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs, and a two-year ban from all football-related activity.

Former chairman of Gombe Football Association, Ahmed Shuaib Gara-Gombe, also released some of the incriminating documents on his Facebook page last week.

There’s been no word yet regarding the outcome of the current investigation by the Special Presidential Investigatory Panel (SPIP).