FG releases $1.2 m as payment for bonuses to Super Eagles, Falcons

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Federal Government through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has released a mandate for the payment of 1.2 million dollars being outstanding winning bonuses to members of the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons.
The Director of Information, OAGF, Mrs Kenechukwu Offie, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja, saying 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, December 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 Super Falcons had earlier on, staged a protest on Thursday against the non-payment of their bonuses and allowances.

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