Monday, 9 March 2015

2015 Budget: NFF gets N1.2billion

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has received an allocation of N1,242,523,749 in the 2015 Budget.According to reports, the football house expected three times that amount, to enable it run its affairs, which includes the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.The U-17 have also qualified for the
FIFA World Cup, while the U-20 side is battling for one of four tickets in Senegal.
Only N6,664,642,867 was given to sports this year, while the National Sports Commission pocketed the biggest share of N4,942,634 and the Nigeria Institute for Sports received just N479,489,038.
“2015 is fully packed with so many tournaments and qualifiers. Our Super Eagles will be taking part in both the Nations Cup and the World Cup qualifications just as the other national teams are expected to take part in other qualifying matches and competitions,” an NFF official stated.

The NFF, NSC and NIS will return to the National Assembly on Monday, after the Senate Committee and the House Committee on Sports asked the three sports bodies to re-appear before them.

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