The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to the Central Bank of Nigeria for payment of $1.173 million to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
This information is contained in a statement by K. N. Offie, the director of information of the federal account-general’s office, on Friday, December 16, 2016.
“The amount is meant 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,” the statement said.
“This is in furtherance of the approval from the ministry of finance for the said amount to be paid.
“The mandate which is a sum of 358.015 million Naira, has been paid by the CBN as at Thursday, December 15, 2016.
“Similarly, another mandate for the sum of 113.820 million Naira, has also been released by OAGF for the payment of winning bonus for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches as well as Super Falcon’s participation in the 10th Women’s Africa Nation’s Cup.
“This amount has also been paid to NFF and is equally sequel to the approval of the honourable minister of finance,” the statement ended.
After weeks of national embarrassment and a march to the National Assembly and Aso Rock by the victorious Super Falcons, President Muhammadu Buhari finally ordered that the players’ allowances and bonuses be paid.