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Nigerian Govt Releases N471.8m For Payment Of Victorious Super Eagles, Falcons

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, (THEWILL) – The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, has released the mandate to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for payment of naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to effect the payment of outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons' participation in the 10th Women's Africa Nations Cup.

The Director of Information in the office, Kenechukwu Offie, said in a statement on Friday , that the development is in furtherance of the approval from Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid. The sum for the payment of both teams amounts to N471.8 million.

According to the statement, “The mandate which is a sum of Three hundred and Fifty-Eight Million, fifteen thousand, One Hundred naira only has been paid by Central bank of Nigeria as at yesterday 15th December, 2016.

“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.

“This amount has also been paid to Nigeria Football Federation and is equally sequel to the approval of the Honourable minister of Finance.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday promised to within 48 hours pay all outstanding bonuses and allowances to the Super Falcons , after they staged a protest over the unpaid allowances at the National Assembly, when the President was expected to present the 2017 budget to a joint session of the legislature.