NFF budgets N5.6bn for 2021

The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation has approved the federation’s proposed budget of N5,625,942,790.

The 2021 budget approval was announced in the communique of the meeting of the General Assembly on Tuesday, which was released by the Communications Department of the NFF.

The General Assembly also endorsed NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, in his bid to seek a seat in the FIFA Council in Morocco next March.

“The General Assembly commended the Federal Government for the totality of its efforts in curtailing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, praising the strategies and methods deployed by the various ministries, agencies and task forces saddled with the huge assignment since the pestilence reared its head in Nigeria in the month of March. It noted that without the full support, encouragement and drive of Government at all levels, the efforts of the agencies and task forces would have amounted to nothing.

 “After listening with rapt attention to the presentation of the NFF’s Financial Statement by world –renowned auditing firm, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, which ended with a verdict of ‘Clean Opinion’, the General Assembly applauded the Members of the Executive Committee and Management for marked improvement in financial accounting and governance, and charged them to keep improving on processes and procedures for the good of the Nigeria game.

“After thorough scrutiny and careful consideration of the details involved, the General Assembly approved the proposed budget of the sum of N5,625,942,790.00 (Five Billion, Six Hundred and Twenty-Five Million, Nine Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand and Seven Hundred and Ninety Naira Only) for the Nigeria Football Federation for the year 2021,” the communique read in part.

The Newsmen had earlier reported that the NFF is expected receive the sum of N1,231,725,243 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for the 2021 fiscal year.

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