Sports Minister: FGN Disburses 15 Billion Naira To NFF Under Pinnick
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (PICTURED) has disclosed that President Buhari’s administration has disbursed over N15 billion to NFF through budgetary appropriations and Presidential interventions in the last seven years, which covers the two terms of Amaju Pinnick.
This is outside the grants the NFF have enjoyed from FIFA and CAF as well as sponsorships they have attracted.
Commending the President for the attention to football development in the country and laying a solid foundation for the growth of the game, the Minister described the 10-year Master plan, which took the Ibrahim Galadima led 16-member Committee six months to prepare, as ”a world-class document.”
The Minister said the prescriptions set forth in the Football Masterplan, if followed through with the needed will and determination, would set Nigeria’s football on a very sure footing and position it amongst the best in the world.
He added that the implementation of the Plan will resolve most issues around the status of the domestication of Nigerian laws, NFF Statutes in line with FIFA Statutes and create room for harmonious relationships in the football value chain of this country.