NFF proposes N4.8 billion for 2013

NFF President, Aminu Maigari

The lawmakers asked the sports federation to present a detailed report.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has proposed to spend N4.8 billion next year.

The General Secretary of the Federation, Musa Amadu, told the House of Representatives Committee on Sports on Wednesday that the federation plans to spend the sum in the coming year even though they been handed an appropriation of N1.8 billion.

“We made a proposal of N4.8 billion for 2013, but we got an envelope of N1.8 billion and out of which N1.5 billion is for sporting activities,” he said.

Mr. Amadu further said that the NFF, in 2012, prosecuted 54 international matches, won 33, drew 11 and lost 10.

The football federation is, however, expected to return to the House with a detailed copy of their 2012 expenditure and 2013 proposal next week Tuesday after the committee on sports ordered them to do so.

The committee has also asked the Football Federation to produce a detailed breakdown of how they intend to spend the N1.8 billion appropriation for 2013.

“We want you to go back and re-present a very detailed submission. And your submission would tell us the breakdown expenditure that you incurred in the 54 matches you have played so far,” the Chairman of the House Committee on Sports, Ali Gaya, demanded.

“We need you to add whatever sponsorship you have got so far plus what was appropriated to you as a total amount available to you. And for that total amount show us a thorough breakdown of expenditure match-by-match, let it include your ticketing, the bonuses or allowances of players,” he said.

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