Pinnick Underscores Ministry’s Approval On NFF Finances

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Pinnick Underscores Ministry’s Approval On NFF Finances

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has underscored the cordial relationship between his federation and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, claiming the ministry’s approval for all its financial spending.



Pinnick told journalists in a media call on Monday that the ministry were always in the know on any fund the federation receives from FIFA and CAF, while approval for its spending also go through the ministry.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has underscored the cordial relationship between his federation and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, claiming the ministry’s approval for all its financial spending.

Pinnick told journalists in a media call on Monday that the ministry were always in the know on any fund the federation receives from FIFA and CAF, while approval for its spending also go through the ministry.

“Every money we receive; whether from Government, sponsors or FIFA/CAF, we inform the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and we usually propose how the monies would be utilized. If they object to any particular utilization sub-head, we comply,” he said.

Pinnick said that the federation has received the fund from FIFA while NFF is expecting $200,000 from CAF being the annual statutory fund from CAF to football federation across the continent.

He said: “We were quite explicit in official press statements with regards to monies we have received from FIFA and how it would be expended. We sought the advice of FIFA on the utilization of the monies and we have done accordingly.

“A few days ago, we received a circular from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on the imminence of the sum of $200,000 into our accounts. This money is our annual statutory funds from CAF and not anything special, though it is coming earlier this year,” he added.

He however, said that the kick-off of football matches across the country depends solely on approval from the Federal Government.

He added that the federation hopes to use the solidarity funds from FIFA and sponsorship funds to boost the Nigeria National League (NNL) and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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