The Federal Government has released four hundred and seventy-one million and eight hundred thousand naira (N471.8m) to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to settle outstanding bonuses and allowances of the country’s senior national teams.
The decision came after the country’s women national team staged a protest to National Assembly on Wednesday over unpaid bonuses and allowances.
In a statement by director of information at accountant general of the Federation office, Kenechukwu Offie, the sum of 471.8 million naira was approved by minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and was paid to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday.
She stated that the sum of N358 million was to cater for the outstanding winning bonuses of the Super Falcons at the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon where they emerged champions.
Similarly, a sum of 113.8 million naira was meant to offset the bonuses of the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.
She also confirmed that the approved amount has been paid to the coffers of NFF for onward payment of the teams which President Muhammadu Buhari mandated executed within 24 hours.
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