Super Falcons FG release N358M for salaries, bonuses

The sum was paid by the CBN on Thursday, December 16 with a statement signed by the Accountant General of the Federation.

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Super Falcons play FG release N358M for Super Falcons' salaries, bonuses (Twitter/Kemi Ariyo)
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The Federal Government of Nigeria have released N358M for the payment of Super Falcons.

The Super Falcons have been dominating headlines all week as they took to the streets to protest the non-payment of their salaries and bonuses after their successful 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) campaign.

Following the protest, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate payment of the players which has now been made.

Muhammadu Buhari play Buhari has released funds to pay Super Falcons

 

According to several reports, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for payment of $1,173,820 (N358M) (at $1=N305) to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay the Super Falcons.

The sum was paid by the CBN on Thursday, December 16 with a statement signed by the Accountant General of the Federation.

Another N113.8m have been approved to pay the Super Eagles for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match bonuses.

Super Eagles play N113.8m have also been approved for the Super Falcons (NFF)

 

Buhari ordered the immediate payment of the owed salaries and allowances of the Super Falcons after they took to the streets on Wednesday, December 14.

The players marched to the National Assembly complex to meet President Buhari who was to present the 2017 budget that day.

Abba Kyari and Super Falcons play The Super Falcons met with Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari (Twitter/Aderonke Bello )

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The President sent his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari to speak to the players where they were promised to be paid in two days.

After second thought, President Buhari ordered for their immediate payment as he was embarrassed by the protests.

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