Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has been invited by the House of Representatives over several queries raised against the sports regulatory body by the Auditor General of the Federation,AGF amounting to over N3.085 billion in the 2010 financial year.
Elegbeleye, a former member of the House was expected before the Committee on Wednesday to defend the queries after several invitations but he sent a team led by Mallam Mustapha Mohammed, a Director in the Commission which the Committee turned back and insisted on the physical appearance of the DG.
The invitation was sent by the Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts Hon. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola.
He ruled that the Director was not competent to defend the queries adding that it was in the same manner that officials of the Commission shielded a former DG of the Commission from honouring several invitations extended to him before his tenure expired.
He further said that the Committee would not allow that to happen again.
Consequently, the Committee directed Hon Elegbeleye to appear physically before next Tuesday by 1:00 pm and mandated the clerk of the Committee, Mr P.W. Giwa to give an official letter of invitation by hand to the Director, Mallam Mohammed to personally deliver to the DG so that there would be no room for any excuse again.
The queries raised against the NSC included the sum of N3,022,643,033.23 released through the Commission to the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF.