Sports Minister, Tamuno Danagogo has lamented that there was not enough funds for his ministry to take Nigeria’s sports to the desired level.
The newly appointed minister made the declaration while defending the N2 billion budget presented by the Nigeria Football Federation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“The Federal government has done what it can within the limit of available resources. But it is clear that what has been provided is not enough to get sports to the level we want in Nigeria.
“Corporate entities and other sports loving individuals should key into supporting and sponsoring sporting events so that we can match the enthusiasm of our populace with performance,” said Danagogo in Abuja.
However, he stated that everything will be done to ensure that the Super Eagles do not suffer any financial hardship in Brazil.
“We must do everything possible, both as a government and sports loving people, to ensure that we provide for the NFF, our coaches and players everything that they need to bring the World Cup to Nigeria,” he said.
“We have asked the General Secretary to liaise with us so we can see the possibility of government intervention and also interventions from other corporate bodies and organizations.”