The Federal Government has approved the release of $1.2 million for the payment of outstanding bonuses of national football team players, the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.
Consequently, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), on Friday, released a mandate for the payment of $1.2 million as outstanding winning bonuses to Super Eagles and Super Falcons.
Disclosing this in Abuja, on Friday, the Director of Information, OAGF, Mrs Kenechukwu Offie, in a statement, said that the payment was in furtherance of the approval from the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, for the said amount to be paid.
“The mandate which is a sum of N358 million only, has been paid by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at Thursday, Dec. 15.
“Similarly, another mandate for the sum of N113.8 million only has also been released by the OAGF for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches.
“It is also 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 (NFF) and is equally sequel to the approval of the minister of finance,’’ the statement read.
The Super Falcons had, on Thursday, staged a protest against the non-payment of their bonuses and allowances.