The Federal Government has finally released the sum of N471.8 million to Nigeria Football Federation to pay outstanding winning bonuses to the Super Falcons for their participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup and also to the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches.
This is in furtherance of the approval from Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, for the said amount to be paid.
The mandate, which is a sum of N358 million, was reportedly paid by Central bank of Nigeria on Thursday, a statement signed Kenechukwu N, on behalf of the Accountant General, said.
Also, another mandate for N113.8 million has also been released by Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the payment of winning bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.
This amount has also been paid to Nigeria Football Federation and is equally sequel to the approval of the Minister of Finance.
The Super Falcons had on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF).
The aggrieved ladies have taken their protests to NASS with the hopes that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is due to visit NASS today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, will see them and show pity on their plight.
The Chief of Staff of the Presidency, Abba Kyari who addressed the Super Falcons when they stormed the National Assembly to protest the non-payment of their entitlements by the NFF, promised them they will be paid this week.
President Muhammadu Buhari later authorised the payment within 24 hours.
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