President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari has explained that Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi is not the only staff of the Glass House owed salaries.
Maigari, who noted that the financial situation in the Glass House was bleak, said this after receiving the Sports Administrator of the Year Award in Lagos, earlier in the week.
“Yes we are owing Keshi, so what?” he asked, adding, “but Keshi is not the only employee in the NFF who has not got his salary.
“We have about 11 national teams and all have coaches. It is only fair that we treat them equally. My management staff have not received their salaries for over a year and nobody is making noise about it.”
Speaking further, Maigari noted, “We have to be very careful the way we amplify this Keshi salary issue. If this is unduly amplified we will be downgrading our country,” Maigari said, pointing out that “apart from salary, Keshi doesn’t pay for anything.
“The house he lives in is paid for by NFF, the food he eats is NFF, his movement (transport) is NFF. So what are we talking about?”
Reports say the NFF owes Keshi N36m and owes other national team coaches N41m.