Football Funding set to be Taken from FG as Senate Prepares Bill

by on October 19, 2016

A bold step towards government’s withdrawal from the funding of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been taken by the Senate Committee of Sports.

It was gathered that of a bill seeking an amendment to abolishing the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been proposed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba.

On Wednesday, several tweets on the Senate’s Official handle quoted the Chairman, Senate Sports Committee Senator Obinna Ogba of proposing an amendment of a bill for an Act to Establish the National Football Association Act CAP N110 LFN 2004 and enact the Nigeria Football Federation and for other matters connected therewith, 2016 (SB.154).

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By passing all the technicalities; which is not event public yet, the crux of the Bill is to reduce government’s spending and perhaps propose a law that will incorporate the FA and encourage greater participation of corporate bodies.

Closing the debate, Senate President Bukola Saraki was quoted as having said; “In line with best practices those of us who follow football progress will see the evidence of funding problems.

“It is important that we improve the funding problems as seen in Olympics and reduce government interference.”

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