- Taribo West says only people with integrity must run Nigerian football
- The 46-year-old has alleged that everything about #EndSARS must also affect the football house
- He has stated that he will lead a protest against corruption in Nigerian football
Taribo West has alleged that some individuals running Nigerian football have siphoned and embezzled huge sums of money and he will lead a protest against them.
And this is coming in the wake of the EndSARS protests after youths across the country stormed the streets demanding an end to police brutality and calling for good governance.
The 46-year-old who is now a pastor was a member of the Super Eagles squad between 1994 and 2005 and made 42 appearances.
According to him, everything that is happening as a result of #EndSARS protests should also be taken to the football house.
He told Punch:
“We are going to protest against those that have hijacked our football system. Everything happening in the Nigerian system must also affect the football house.
“People with integrity must run the football house because money that has been siphoned, embezzled & mismanaged can't be quantified.
“Work of God is in my spirit, but football is in my blood. I'll lead a protest against the mismanagement of funds in Nigerian football.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has declared a 30-day fasting and prayer across the country.
This was due to the series of crises the country experienced in the last few weeks over police brutality.
The disclosure was made in a statement by the assistant general overseer in charge of administration, JO Odesola.
Part of the statement reads:
“We hereby wish to inform you all members of RCCG that the General Overseer has directed that we should commence thirty day fasting and prayer exercise from Sunday 1st November 2020."
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said the current fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs was caused by the EndSARS protests.
A spokesperson for the corporation, Kennie Obateru said the long queues at filling stations would soon disappear because many fuel marketers were now getting the product.
Findings by the newspaper showed that petrol stations across Abuja were crowded with people trying to buy fuel.
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