FG releases $1.173m to clear outstanding winning bonuses of Super Eagles, Falcons

Posted by News Express | 16 December 2016 | 1,758 times

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The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has released the mandate to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for payment of naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay 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.

OAGF Director Information Kenechukwu N. Offie announced this in a statement issued on Friday afternoon in Abuja.

He said: “This is in furtherance of the approval from Hon Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid. 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.”

It would be recalled that President Buhari on Wednesday ordered the release of the funds within 48 hours following protests by the Super Falcons, who have refused to vacate their hotel rooms in Abuja since winning the last Women AFCON in Cameroon.


Source: News Express

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