June 25, 2024

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NFF Gen. Assembly N14.5bn 2024 budget, praises Eagles, Falcons, others

CONGRESS of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its 79th Annual General Assembly on Sunday, giving approval to the over N14bn 2024 budget of the NFF.
It also took time in it’s 10-paragraph communique to commend several personalities and groups, national teams.
The annual general assembly was held at Monty Suites Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
NFF president Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, in his welcome address, thanked the Congress for the confidence reposed in him and the executive committee members during the last elections. He also praised the Federal Government, President Bola Tinubu for his tremendous support and understanding of the demands of the game of football and his approval of a special fund for the Super Falcons campaign in the FIFA Women’s World Cup (FIFA-WWC) Australia/New Zealand 2023, and prayed for greater support for the NFF, the national teams and Nigeria football generally.
Kudos to A’Ibom State
Then the Congress said it appreciated sports development minister Sen. John Owan Enoh for showing a great depth of knowledge and readiness to work with the NFF to take Nigeria football to greater heights.
After appraising the efforts, commitment and passion of the Akwa Ibom State government to the development and real growth of Nigeria football through its support and encouragement of the NFF and the national teams, the congress lauded Gov. Umo Bassey Eno and his cabinet, and encouraged them to do even more as the Super Eagles are ready to make Uyo its home for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
Nigeria’s FIFA Council member and CAF executive committee member Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick in a brief remark urged all members of the NFF general assembly to support Alhaji Ibrahim in his quest to move Nigeria football forward. He noted that 2023 is a very crucial year for football globally as teams are jostling to qualify for the 2026 World Cup. He called on all to work in unison and support the Super Eagles to secure a ticket to the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals.

Consequently, the congress pledged full support to the Super Eagles in its quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2026 to be co-hosted by U.S.A., Mexico and Canada.
Accounts, budget approved.
It said it also appreciated the efforts of the various national teams, in particular the outstanding performance of the Super Falcons at the 20223 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and the U-17 girls’ bronze medal-winning effort at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.
Congress considered and approved the NFF financial accounts for year 2022, and the NFF’s 2024 budget proposal of N14,494,469,293.
Another approval given at the meeting was for change of name of the Nigeria Professional Football League to the Nigeria Premier Football League.
Finally, the Congress passed a vote of confidence in the NFF Executive to led by Ibrahim Musa Gusau.