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Unpaid allowances: Buhari releases N471m for Falcons, Eagles

The federal government has released four hundred and seventy-one million and eight hundred thousand naira to settle bonuses of the Super Eagles and Super Falcons,…

The federal government has released four hundred and seventy-one million and eight hundred thousand naira to settle bonuses of the Super Eagles and Super Falcons, reports goal.com.

This decision came after the country’s women national team staged a protest to the National Assembly on Wednesday.

In a statement, Mrs. Kenechukwu Offie, the director of information of the accountant general of the Federation announced that the sum of 471.8 million naira was approved by the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and was paid to Central bank of Nigeria 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 the Nigeria Football Federation for onward payment of the teams which President Muhammadu Buhari mandated must be executed within 24 hours.