The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has ordered the leadership of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to furnish it with details of their budgetary spending in the first and second quarter of 2013.
According to the letter dispatched to the two bodies last Wednesday, the lawmakers directed that the submissions be made on or before July 2.
As reported by Dailytrust newspaper, the letter dated June 18, also asked the two agencies to furnish the committee with details of their capital project schedules as contained in the 2013 budget proposal, as well as FIFA grants, budget disbursements, contracts and sponsorship grants.
A member of the committee, who preferred to remain anonymous, disclosed that the House’ decision follows recent incidents in the nation’s football governing body bordering on finances.
He said the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the recent protest in Windhoek, Namibia by the Super Eagles players over match bonus and the sack of some Super Eagles coaching and backroom staff by the NFF for lack of funds.