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FG Releases N471.8m for Payment of Super Eagles & Super Falcons’ Allowances



Super FalconsFollowing Super Falcons‘ march to the National Assembly, the Federal Government has released a total of N471.8m for payment of their allowances and those of the Super Eagles.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the Naira equivalent of US$1,173,820.00 at N305/$ (N358m) to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the payment of outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), where they came first.

The Accountant-General’s office also mandated the CBN to release another N113.8 million to the NFF. Both amounts were approved by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and have been paid by the CBN, according to a statement by Kenechukwu N., on behalf of the Accountant-General.




  1. Truth

    December 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Shame don catch them nia make them release the allowances

  2. tunmi

    December 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Please don’t rejoice yet until you get that credit alert oh. Can we please dig into the NFF? What happened to the previous monies?

    • Tosin

      December 16, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Exactly. It’s not over until they receive their ‘alerts’. The press should follow up and report how much the athletes received and of course the total amount should be equal to 471.8 million naira. Because the thieving is toooooooo much.

  3. Annybank

    December 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    The Data megabyte use to be posting your comment on every article on bellanaija could have been invested to yield some profit and set aside for re-investing into kick start the hair training.

    There is a tiny line between seeking for assistance and ……

  4. keke driver

    December 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    It’s one thing to say that that they released xxxxxxx amount of money, but it’s another thing for the players to get credited, I don’t trust this government at all…Especially the incompetent fool we have as the minister of Sports.

  5. Beeeee

    December 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    So FG had the money to “release” yet they turned these girls who should have been celebrated to beggars? Look at what the Cameroonian government did for their girls who didn’t even win the gold. I’m sorry for us as a nation. Until we decide to rise up and demand for real change and stop collecting cursed bags of rice and loaves of bread from the greedy old men during elections, we will continue to suffer. #therealcluelessgovernment

    • tunmi

      December 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Something had been put aside for these ladies. Maybe they are also doing their own investigation, who knows. Effective communication is not Nigeria’s strength at all. I really hope we get to the bottom of this

  6. nwa nna

    December 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Nigerian is such a fvcked country, pardon my French.. It took the player’s protesting/begging for truly what deserved and earned before the FGN decided to do this

  7. Kingingly-Vic

    December 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Waiting for a robust reply from the girls until then,this makes no sense to me.


  8. soulsuit

    December 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Nigerians are are great pple ,we make our marks any where we are in the globe.. Honestly we deserve a better leadership!

  9. nene

    December 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    make sure the money gets to the players


    December 17, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Must Super Falcons shout, protest before they know what to do?
    Yeye dey smell.
    They need to receive alert before i can rejoice.

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