Amaju, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has confirmed the receipt of $1 million as covid 19 palliatives from the world football governing body FIFA.
According to Pinnick, the fund is composed of $500,000 for “men’s football and $500,000 for the women’s game,” while also revealing FIFA will send in another “$500,000 in January 2021” as part of the palliatives.
He also revealed that FIFA sent $600,000 for the FIFA Forward 2.0 projects in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State and Ugborodo in Delta State while stating that the body will be expecting $300,000 from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) before November 1st, 2020.
Pinnick confirms that NFF will work with an auditing firm to ensure the disbursements follow the best global practices.
The federation of the football club FIFA got huge appreciation from the covid 19 palliatives for the $1 million dollars.
The federation has received the frame of COVID19 palliatives as Pinnick began in the series of tweets on his handle on Wednesday, October 28.
He confirmed that the money was received by the then EFF and they reconfirmed the purpose from FIFA two days ago.
“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,” the Federation leader added.
“With the $200,000 we have already ring-fenced from our sponsors’ funds for the purpose, the coast will then be clear for us to start the disbursement of funds to the beneficiaries, as captured in our approved template, from next week.”
The Delta_born stated that beneficiaries must ensure 100% compliance to the guidelines by ensuring that the funds are paid into designated accounts.
He later thanked the beneficiaries for their utmost relayed patience and understanding at these trying times.
He also thanked FIFA president, Gianni Infantino and wished him a speedy better recovery.