Shehu Dikko And His Company Cornered NFF Sponsorship Monies Illegally
A case of conflict of interest has been established against NFF 2nd vice-president and chairman of the NFF marketing and sponsorship committee Shehu Dikko after his company Mediterranean Sports Limited acted illegally as agents to the football federation.
Shehu Dikko, who is also chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), was appointed director of Mediterranean Sports Limited on August 27, 2013.
He was allocated 400,000 of the 1,000,000 shares on offer.
When this conflict of interest against Shehu Dikko was exposed in 2018, a desperate but error-filled attempt was done to show that he has since quit the company.
In an official press release by the NFF, executive committee member Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande tried to further pull wool over an expose that is now a badly kept secret.
Shehu Dikko,according to Kwande, was never the owner of Mediterranean Sports Limited even though he only associated with the company in 2013.
Kwande erroneously claimed Shehu Dikko resigned from the company in March 2014.
This was a big lie as proved by Certified True Copies of the incorporation papers of Mediterranean Sports Limited RC No 609149 with Ecobank account No 1622000675.
Mediterranean Sports Limited was never appointed an official marketing agent of the NFF either by the NFF executive committee or the NFF congress.
Despite this abnormality, this company was paid hundreds of millions from the sponsorship fees accruing to the NFF.
They received 20% both for sponsorships they initiated or did not.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick as well secretary general Sanusi Mohammed demanded sponsors from Coca-Cola to Aiteo to pay to the Ecobank account of this company.