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NFF budgets N6b for 2014 programmes

The Federation’s General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu disclosed this at the body’s 2014 budget presentation before the Senate Committee on Sports at the National Assembly…

The Federation’s General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu disclosed this at the body’s 2014 budget presentation before the Senate Committee on Sports at the National Assembly complex.
Amadu explained that the NFF would require over N2 billion to prosecute the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil and the sum of N3.9 billion for other competitions, events, overhead, capital and personnel matters this year.
Nigeria will participate in this year’s FIFA Women U-17 World Cup in Costa Rica, FIFA Women U-20 World Cup in Canada, FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil as well as qualifying matches for the 2015 African Nations Cup among others.
Meanwhile the Senate yesterday heaped plaudits on the Nigeria Football Federation for utilising the money appropriated to it to bring countless laurels to Nigeria last year.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Social Development, Senator Adamu Ibrahim Gumba, extolled the managerial virtues of the NFF leadership, saying that despite not having enough money to play around with, the Aminu Maigari-led NFF scratched the bottom of the barrel to prepare Nigerian teams adequately for international competitions and bring glory to the nation. The NFF received the sum of N1.8 billion from the government last year.
“I must commend the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation. Our National Teams won so many laurels from international championships last year and even Mr. President (His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was so elated each time that he hosted the teams and rewarded them for doing the country proud,” Senator Gumba said.

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