… propose to spend N5.6bn in 2021
The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has unanimously granted congressional endorsement to the candidacy of its president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick for a seat on the FIFA Council in the next elections slated for Morocco in March 2021.
It will be recalled that Pinnick had earlier disclosed his intention to vie for membership of the FIFA Council and will be looking to replace Guinea’s Almamy Kabele Camara on the council.
The 37-member FIFA Council is the main decision-making body of the world football body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football.
Pinnick was touted as a candidate for Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency but revealed his sights were on the FIFA council while throwing his weight behind South African Patrice Motsepe.
“For me, it has never been a matter of personal ambition. Always, it has been the passion for service and desire to change the old ways of things and embrace wholeheartedly the new and exciting, and more innovative and impactful ways.
“I fervently want to work with like minds and men of genuine calibre to restore the pride of the African, exorcise unflattering words like ‘laughing stock’ and ‘scandal’ and replace them, through hard work and enterprise, with ‘respect’ ‘probity’ and ‘transparency’.
“I have a burning desire to reconnect with the basic ideals of African football, reconnect with the authentic African values in a way that Africa’s legends who toiled to make Africa great in the game will be proud once more,” he said then.
Meanwhile, the NFF have approved the 2020 financial statement of the Federation, as well as the proposed budget for 2021.
During the meeting, the NFF Executive Committee confirmed the approval of the Financial Statement of the Federation for the year 2020, as well as the proposed Budget of the sum of N5, 625,942,790,00 for the year 2021 in a communique it released.