Super Falcons President Buhari orders immediate payment of owed salaries

Since their successful 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations campaign, the Super Falcons have been in a sit-in protest in Abuja.

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Super Falcons play Super Falcons will be paid on Thursday (Twitter/Sumner Shagari Sambo )
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President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate payment of the owed salaries and allowances of the Super Falcons.

Since their successful 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations campaign, the Super Falcons have been in a sit-in protest in Abuja.

They took to the streets on Wednesday, December 14 and 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 Buhari's Chief of staff, Abba Kyari met with the protesting Super Falcons players (Twitter/Aderonke Bello )

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

After second thought, President Buhari has ordered that the girls be paid on Thursday, December 12.

The President is said to be embarrassed by the attention the protest has brought and has directed the Sports Ministry to pay the girls immediately.

A top Super Falcons source told Pulse Sports that the players have been informed that they will be paid on Thursday.

Nigeria’s senior Women’s National team on Saturday, December 3 beat Cameroon to win the 2016 AWCON.

Super Falcons play The Super Falcons (Twitter/PoojaMedia)

 

They have been in a sit-in protest at Agura Hotel Abuja since Monday, December 5.

The players have even seized the AWCON trophy from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until they are paid their salaries and allowances.

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