The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will receive increased funding from the Federal Government in 2014.
Disclosing this, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Hon. Godfrey Gaiya explained that the reason for this is the increased number of major global competitions the NFF will prosecute next year.
“If you look at 2014, it is a year that is loaded. Consequently, more money will be required to execute such programmes,” Gaiya exclusively told supersport.com.
The lawmaker however revealed that the ball is now in the court of the NFF in that regard.
“It’s now up to the leadership of the NFF to come up with a proposal to that effect. If they do that, I can assure you that the parliament will favourably look at such a proposal.
“If they have a need to ask for more, they will outline such in a proposal to the House,” he said.
Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi is currently owed salaries, with the NFF identifying lack of funds as the reason for the anomaly.