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FG RELEASES 471MILLION NAIRA TO SETTLE SUPER FALCONS, SUPER EAGLES BONUSES

Nigeria government has given funds to the
Nigeria Football Federation to settle the
outstanding bonuses and allowances of the
country's national teams

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.
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.