FG releases funds to pay Super Falcons, Eagles outstanding benefits

Super Falcons protesting in Abuja

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to the Central Bank of Nigeria for payment of $1.173 million to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

This was revealed in a statement by the Director of Information of the OAGF, K.N Offie, on Friday, December 16.

The amount is meant to pay outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.

The payment came after members of Super Falcons demonstrated in Abuja demanding payment of their outstanding bonuses on Wednesday.

The mandate which is a sum of N358.015 million, has been paid by the CBN as at Thursday December 15, 2016.

Similarly, another mandate for the sum of 113.820 million Naira, has also been released by OAGF for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches as well as Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.

This amount has also been paid to NFF and is equally sequel to the approval of the Honourable Minister of Finance.

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