The Nigeria Football Federal(NFF) has received $1million (one million dollars) from the FIFA, as COVID-19 pallatives.
The NFF chief, Amaju Pinnick made this development known on his Twitter handle today, appreciating the world football body for the kind gesture.
“Huge appreciation to football’s world governing body, FIFA, for the $1 million (one million dollars) the Federation has received in the frame of COVID-19 palliatives. The money was received by the NFF and we re-confirmed the purpose from FIFA two days ago.” Pinnick appreciated.
Pinnick said, in his tweets, that FIFA also sent a huge amount of $600,000 (six hundred thousand dollars) for a project in Birnin-Kebbi and Ugborodo.
“FIFA also sent $600,000 to the Federation for the FIFA Forward 2.0 projects in Birnin-Kebbi and Ugborodo. At $300,000 each, it will enable the mini-stadia in both centers to start at a very good pace, as we earmark completion by the end of March 2021.” He added.
He later broke down how the funds will be disbursed. He said the $1million is both the men’s football and the women’s football. He also said the NFF is expecting an additional $500,000 in January next year.
“As a further break down, the $1 million for palliatives is composed of $500,000 for men’s football and $500,000 for the women’s game. FIFA has also promised to send the Federation an additional $500,000 sometime in January 2021, also as part of COVID-19 palliative efforts.”
On the continent, Pinnick confirmed that the federation will except $300,000 (three hundred thousand dollars) from the Confederation on or before November the 1st, 2020.
“On the continent, we have received confirmation from CAF that the Federation will receive the expected $300,000 from the Confederation on or before Sunday, the 1st of November. With the $200,000 we have already ring-fenced from our sponsors’ funds for the purpose as well as the approval of the NFF” He noted.