President Buhari Orders the Payments of Super Falcons Allowances

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Nigeria Super Falcons Champions of 2016 AWCON
Nigeria Super Falcons Champions of 2016 AWCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung to as matter of urgency pay all outstanding allowances and bonuses accrued the Super Falcons, an official said on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Falcons had earlier on Wednesday embarked on a protest against the non-payment of their entitlements by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The footballers, who won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the record eighth time in Cameroon after beating the host 1-0 in the final, had initially refused to leave their hotel rooms at Agura Hotel in Abuja.

They had, upon returning from the competition which they won on Dec. 3, been waiting for the payment at the hotel where they were accommodated by the NFF.

Speaking later, the Chief of Staff to The President, Abba Kyari, told State House correspondents on Wednesday that the issue had been resolved.

He said government had since directed appropriate authorities to settle the players’ allowances and bonuses.