Govt set to release outstanding 2015 allocations to federations, says Bukar

The Federal Government will release the outstanding allocations to all the federations before the end of this year or early next year, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Gwani Lawal Bukar, has revealed.

Bukar, who said the Federal Government was interested in the success of Nigerian teams in all international competitions billed for next year, revealed that the National Sports Commission (NSC) has been allocated N1.5 billion from the supplementary budget submitted to the House of Representatives by the Presidency.

Speaking during the Nigeria Olympic Committee’s (NOC) 5annual general meeting held in Bauchi last week, Bukar said the Presidency is aware of the problems and needs of the federations, adding that it has started the process of payment to all sectors, including sports.

This is a new administration, but we have already started putting things in place to arrest the problems dogging Nigerian sports.

The Presidency has released about 50 per cent of the allocations to the NSC and I am sure that either before nth end of this year or early January, the remaining allocation would be released,” he said.
He revealed that the House of Representatives recently held “a meeting with all the federations, including the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to find out their problems.
“They briefed us after which we began the process of ensuring that they got the money they need for their programmes.”

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