Senate President,Bukola Saraki asks for NFF financial statement from last year

The Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki has demanded NFF sponsorship accounts since last year after the football federation informed the senate’s sports committee of their lack of sufficient funds to execute the World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

An official said “The Senate President has asked the NFF to present their sponsorship accounts since 2015 for him to take a position on their request for a special government bailout.’’

“This account is to be presented today (Thursday), just as the Senate President admitted he has received reports on how monies from sponsorships have been applied over time.”

On Tuesday, NFF president Amaju Pinnick told the senate sports committee in Abuja the federation are faced with “financial incapacitation” that has caused them not to pay for a chartered flight and hotel for the Super Eagles in Zambia.

Idris Adama said the NFF have enough cash lodged in a joint account with marketing agent Pamodzi to cater for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Ndola.

He gave a detailed breakdown of these earnings when he spoke with Hot FM of Abuja Thursday.

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