Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would disburse two million US dollars COVID-19 relief package to all league clubs, national football organizing bodies and state football associations across the country.
NFF director of media and communications, Ademola Olajire, in a statement issued on Monday said the decision to dole out the relief package to key football sectors in Nigeria was taken by the executive committee of NFF which met via video conference on Monday, 10th August 2020, noting that the virtual meeting deliberated on important issues concerning Nigerian football.
Olajire said “After consultations with the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Board endorsed the proposal from the Secretariat for the lump sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million American Dollar Only) to be shared across the various Clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues, viz Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and the Nigeria Nationwide League, as a booster for their preparation ahead of the 2020/2021 League Season.
“The total sum is made up of $1,000,000 (being FIFA’s support for restarting the football season); $500, 000 (being FIFA’s dedicated support for women’s football); $300,000 (CAF’s support to its Member Associations); $200,000 (NFF’s support from Sponsors’ Funds).
“The Executive Committee applauded the efforts of the Federal Government in combating the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) that continues to be a source of sorrow and gnashing of teeth worldwide, but with noticeable decline in infection cases in Nigeria as a result of the untiring work of the Government, the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, all first responders and all other public health workers in the frontline who continue to sweat hard to ensure reduction in community transmission and in saving lives”, Olajire stated.
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