• NFF gets N1.3bn, NIS receives N1bn

THE Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will get only 1.2 per cent of the country’s 2022 budget, The PUNCH reports.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), presented a budget of N16,391,023,917,692 titled “Economic Recovery and Sustainability,” to the National Assembly on Thursday.

From the total budget presented by Buhari, a total of N768,276,616,043 will go to statutory transfer, while N3,901,952,981,550 will be used to service debts.

Another 6,829,015,483,446 will be for recurrent expenditure, while N4,891,778,836,654 will be for capital projects.

The sports ministry proposed the sum of N193,315,083,317 to be spent in the 2022 fiscal year.

This represents a reduction from last year, where the sports ministry had 1.38 per cent of the country’s total budget.

The budget breakdown which was seen by our correspondent shows that the National Youth Service Corps got the largest chunk of the sport’s ministry’s budget. The NYSC had N178,898,178,009 budgeted for the year under review.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports headquarters was second with a total of N10,063,090,538 earmarked, while the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre had N2,082,452,692 budgeted.

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Nigeria Institute for Sport had a budget of N1,256,758,296 and N1,014,603,782 respectively.

The NFF plans to use N109,409,206 of its budget to pay salaries and wages, while N905,695,006 will go to overhead costs and N225,242,703 for capital projects.

Part of the projects the NFF is planning to undertake in 2022 include purchase of pick-up vans for out-of-station projects monitoring (N65m); purchase of busses for national team training while in camp (N40m); construction of pavilion and spectators sitting area at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project at Package B, National Stadium, Abuja (N65m) and purchase of medical equipment for national teams use during matches/tournaments (N10m).

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Others are purchase of sporting and gaming equipment for national teams for qualifying matches and tournaments (N15m); construction of Ebonyi State FA House (N20m) and monitoring and evaluation of projects in and out of station (N10.2m).

Aside from money from the FG, the NFF is also expected to receive funds from FIFA, CAF and their private partners.

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