Russia2018: FG Gets 7-Day Ultimatum To Release Full List Of Delegation
Media Right Agenda (MRA), a human rights activist group, has asked the Federal Government to release the full list of the delegation to Russia for the 2018 World Cup and the total cost of the travels.
MRA is seeking details of those scheduled to travel to Russia under the different categories, including all government officials who are part of the Federal Government’s delegation, their designations and institutional affiliations.
Also in demand is the estimated duration of each person’s stay in Russia, including the expected date of departure from Nigeria, or other point of departure, and the expected date of return to Nigeria.
The request for the details are contained in three separate applications signed by MRA’s Executive Director, Edetaen Ojo, dated June 8, 2018 and addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Youth and Sports and the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.
The organization is also asking the various officials to indicate in their responses whether budgetary allocation for Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 World Cup, including the total cost to the Government, has been provided for and approved in the 2018 Appropriation Act of the Federal Government.
In it's requests to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the NFF, MRA is asking officials to provide details of the sources of funds and the amount from each source.
In addition, the organization wants details of other in-kind sponsorships and partnerships received by them or entered into to participate in the 2018 World Cup, including the coverage of each partnership or sponsorship.
MRA says it expects to receive the information within the seven days stipulated in the FOI Act.
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