The Federal Government of Nigeria have released N358M for the payment of
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.
Following the protest, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate payment of the players which has now been made.
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.
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.
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.