The office of the accountant general of the federation has released the mandate directing the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay the outstanding balances for Nigeria’s football teams
The mandate also directs the CBN to make a naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to the Nigerian......... Football Federation (NFF)
The directive is in furtherance of the approval from minister of finance for the payment of the debt
The office of the accountant general of the federation has released the mandate directing the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay the outstanding balances for Nigeria’s football teams.
Offie said the money will be used to offset the outstanding payment for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.
He said: “This is in furtherance of the approval from Hon Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid.”
He also said the mandate – N358,015,100 - has been paid CBN as at Thursday, December 15.
“Similarly, another mandate for the sum of One hundred and Thirteen million, Eight Hundred and Twenty thousand, Six Hundred and Two naira only has also been released by Office of Accountant General of the Federation for the payment of wining bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches; and for the Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup,” Offie added.
He said the second money has also been paid to the NFF sequel to the approval of the minister of finance Kemi Adeosun.
The minister of sports and youth development Solomon Dalung had earlier said there were no plans to pays the FALCONS bonuses after winning the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Dalung said the Nigerian government did not have such plans because “they did not expect the FALCONS to win the trophy”.
However, since the incident, the minister and the federal government have come under fire with the female football team taking to the streets of Abuja in protest.