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Friday, 12 August 2016

Solomon Dalung responds to the report that Mikel Obi paid $4000 to free squad after hotel officials held them to ransom over bills

John Mikel Obi reportedly paid $4000 to free the Olympic football squad after the team was held to ransom by hotel officials in Sao Paulo over bills incurred by additional NFF officials. (Read here) The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has denied the report through a statement released on the Minister's official Facebook page and signed by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, his Special Adviser on Media .The statement read;
The attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has again been drawn to the news that Team Nigeria's Captain John Mikel Obi paid hotel bills accruing from the 8 unaccredited players and officials in Rio with the National U-23 team.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, the chief coach of the team Samson Siasia in company of another official had come knocking on his door at about 4am Sao Paolo time. "Siasia was in my room early this morning and said the hotel security had refused to allow the team leave the hotel due to unpaid hotel bills. I also lodged in the same hotel with the Permanent Secretary and other members of the National Assembly who came to watch the match against Columbia. I told him to add the bill to the permanent Secretary's bill so that he can clear it alongside other bills. The amount incurred by the excess officials and players is $4,600. When we checked out of the hotel, the money was added and the Permanent Secretary paid all outstanding bills. I am surprised to hear and read that Mikel Obi saved an embarrassing situation by paying the bills" Dalung stated.

The Minister also restated that 8 unofficially accredited persons have been following the team since they left Atlanta including 4 players and 4 officials. The organizers of the games, the International Olympic Committee are only responsible for 25 accredited players and officials including feeding, flights and accommodation.
"In Manaus, we were forced to pay camp allowances to the extra 4 players making 29. As we speak now, the Nigeria Football Federation is the only federation that does not have a single board member on ground. Not even the Secretary-General is here. So, it is really unfortunate that this is happening. We have paid all players and other athletes their first 11 days in camp and the payment of the rest of the days will commence today( Friday). We want to plead with the players to shelve all actions capable of distracting them from their upcoming game on Saturday against Denmark and channel all grievances through the appropriate route. We remain committed to the welfare of all our athletes in camp as we look forward to giving them our unhindered support" Dalung reassured.

54 comments:

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

I DEFINITELY KNOW THE NIGGRO IS ABOUT TO LIE, NO NEED TO PAY ATTENTION ANY FURTHER









AUNTY LINDA 👩

johnnie said...

Shame,useless stupid country.

Ogenah Boris said...

Nigerians are not always prepared. There will always be story

Ogenah Boris said...

Nigerians are not always prepared. There will always be story

Dave Onos said...

Mikel's the one spreading the rumours for cheap publicity.

Debbie Chelsea said...

Hmmmm

MR OLALEYE ADISA said...

This must be truth.

livingstone chibuike said...

I knw he must deny. Dis guys aint even ashamed of demselvs.

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Hehehehehe!







says, Genevieve.

Anastacia Alex (youngest graduate)#linda's inlaw# said...

Akuko ifo..pls u guys shud go for gold oo

Anastacia Alex (youngest graduate)#linda's inlaw# said...

Akuko ifo..pls u guys shud go for gold oo

Uju Phil said...

So, who is lying now? We can't even trust you at all. #lair

vinna saviour said...

Pipo no go kee me with fake news

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


...merited happiness

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

It's amadioha that will fire u and dat ur dirty red cap. Idiot
Signed
LibBadBoy

Juliet Iwuno said...

I can't deal biko. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

How on earth do we operate this way? Should we expect relevant officials to address issues including contingencies aright? The disappointments in this era are getting unbearable. Pray the boys ignore the odds and prove themselves as individuals.

Anonymous said...

Federal Boys Scout Capon.

linda ikeji's driver. said...

Can someone tel me if this guy called dalung is related to lie mohammed ?

Chop Chop said...

Naija must find cona cona to add unapproved expenses to defraud the government. They're not scared of EFCC. This type of wuru is permanently in our blood forever o'jare.

Anonymous said...

I HATE THIS COUNTRY!

okoroma said...

So if he dint pay how come we got to hear it? Imagine they even have extra cash to lodge other national house of assemble members, y won't dream team loose when does luters came with bad luck to watch match. Nigerian leaders are full of lies, mikel if I be u, I will ask for refund and give it to charity. Wat nonsense! soon the will say d paid delta airlines to fly them down. I hate buhari govt, full of shame and death.

sir johnny said...

All this storys,so Fucked up!
But I don't rili blame d confuse man who is obviously good at lying,i blame d sick stick sitting in aso rock







Anonymous said...

Shocking that no member of the NFF is on ground with the team. But is this not the responsibility of the Nigeria Olympic Committee rather than Ministry of Sports or the NFF?

Jamila Shaibu said...

Okk

Anonymous said...

na wa oooo....ds our minista sef, see as he wear beret like say he be rebel leader

Emy said...

Chai!Mr red barret, if all expenses were taking care of, where is the 'grievances' thing and 'channeling' to the appropriate quarters coming from? Somebody is not telling us the truth. Notwithstanding, Just within one week the catastrophy you have caused to our contingents is colossal.

udeze obumneme said...

Who is lying

Olawale Oreofero said...

Is it the permanent Secretary that was supposed to foot the bills in the first place? What if he hadn't come to watch the match,#nonsense#shame#vagabondsinpower#timewilltell.

evy claret said...

Same view

Eva Da Diva...

ike manuel said...

Yes.. He is his nephew.. Very hopeless people

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

ike manuel said...

There is no smoke without fire.. There's always an atom of truth in every rumour! I am disappointed in this present administration even more

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Anonymous said...

Prison warden turned minister... Kai what do Nigerians expect.

CeeBobo said...

This man can lie sha. Tufiakwaaa!

Anonymous said...

What is an unofficially accredited person? Dalung Che Guevara is lying, Buhari should sack him and lock him up

dj banti said...

Fuck the minister

Chima Nwoko said...

All they know is their pocket...#onMYway...

charles obaze said...

This guy is just a piece of shit

ING said...

HYPOCRISY IS WHEN YOU SUPPORTED APC GOVERNORS FOR CHALLENGING GEJ ADMINISTRATION IN COURT TO SHARE ALL THE NATIONAL COFFERS WHEN GEJ INTENDED TO SAVE FOR FUTURE, WHICH THE APC GOVERNORS LATER WON THE CASE. SURPRISINGLY, YOU TURN AROUND TODAY TO BLAME GEJ FOR NOT SAVING DURING RAINING PERIOD.

INSTEAD OF FIGHTING THE OPPOSITION PARTY BECAUSE YOU ARE IN POWER TODAY CONTINUITY SHOULD HAVE BE THE BEST WAY OUT. HOWEVER, BUHARI AND APC ARE BUSY KILLING NIGERIA WITH THEIR INCOMPETENCY AND MISMANAGEMENT THEN TURN AROUND TO PUT THE BLAMING ON GEJ AND PAST REGIME.

BUHARI AND APC ALSO RELY ON MAKING NOISES WITH FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN DECEIVING NIGERIANS TO COVER THEIR CLUELESS AND IT OBVIOUS THEY ARE CONFUSED AND RUNNING OUT OF LIES NOW. THE REASON IBB REMOVED BUHARI FROM POWER IN 1985 IS REPEATING ITSELF NOW THAT BUHARI HAS FAILED THE NATION ONCE AGAIN WITH THIS SECOND CHANCE AND NO AMOUNT OF HIS EXCUSES WILL COVER THIS FACT.


preety said...

He doesn't need d publicity. Got it already

Anonymous said...

So pitiful... o ma se o

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous, "ad t to the permanent secretary's bill" wtf! "National Assembly members". What are all these people doing there? Buhari recently said Nigeria is poor and yet, these old fools (excuse my choice of words) traveled to Brazil to do what? They will all collect travel allowance and yet the players will be owed their allowance.

His comments continue to expose just how irresponsible he is. These are ways we can save money, but no, it is not in the dictionary for them. It's shameful, these ministers are so clueless and clearly deluded.

God bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

@dave use ur no6,read d story well b/4 ur comments.

Niyi Anifowose said...

Hmmmmmmmm.....this clown called Solomon Dalong..

RareSpecie Z said...

Idiots.
Clumsy Fucks.
I think these stupid folks are RETARDED.
Sack Dalung NOW, N smash the Glass House with the occupants inside.

akpa-ose said...

What is this bloody illiterate saying? Minister of liar can you be ashem for once? Mikel paid de Money that's de simple Truth Mr #USN:unitedStateOfNigeria

DJ TOPAZ said...

Whatever the the case this constant revelations are becoming embarrassing. Is this minister the right man to lead the NFF?

Anonymous said...

this Minister is a Shit Head... simple and short... must u release a statement to explain ur lies and incompetence... i understand this change get as e bi, but no bi today dem do start d planning of this Olympic.

Anonymous said...

CAN YOU IMAGINE LIES AND LIESA...REMENBER IT WAS THIS SAME GUY THAT WAS ASKING WHO SENT THEM TO UNITED STATES OF NIGERIA(USN)...

Eleojo Blessing said...

This is ridiculous

Anonymous said...

Dumb ass...you guys shld do d needful and stop embarrassing the nation..if u don't ve funds, the NFF Gould have done an Olympic funds raising and invite d big shots in Nigeria business and corporate sector to support the team...NA WA O

Ifeyinwa Atuanya said...

That is really humble and noble of Mikel Obi.

Na wah oh.

Please can Mikel Obi help out Leo Mezie the Nigerian actor?

Larger said...

Lmao. As in ehn, I just knew I'd expect a big lie. Nigeria bothers me

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm,m
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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