Following the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay outstanding allowances and bonuses to the female National Football Team, Super Falcons, Nigerians have taken to twitter to express their angst against the shameful situation.
This is coming on a say that the athletes marched to the National Assembly to demand payment of what is due to them.
They had also said that they would hold on to the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) trophy which they won for a record 8 times out of 10 times the competition has held.
The Super Falcons also marched to the National Assembly, where they were received by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Kyari promised the team that their grievances will be resolved in 2 days.
One of the players told BBC that they have decided to go back to their hotel and wait for Kyari to fulfil his promise.
From lifting trophy to raising Placards…please please please #PayFalcons their heart earned money
— Benjamin Chibueze (@BenjyzziJunior) December 14, 2016
— Oni Guarantor (@Guarantor2011) December 14, 2016
Apparently, if the protest hadn’t been staged, no action would have been taken. Why wait till everything escalates? #PayFalcons
— Biola Omowanle (@Beeorlicious) December 14, 2016
— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) December 14, 2016
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) December 14, 2016
Our U17, U20 female football squad and officials are still being owed World Cup qualification, Camp allowances and Match bonus #PayFalcons
— Adewunmi Emoruwa (@eadewunmi) December 14, 2016
I tink Nigerians shud imitate d falcons. Lets take our grievances to Aso Rock. it sims protest is d only language dey undastand. #payfalcons
— Adeniyi Ogunfowoke (@Sleeksavvy) December 14, 2016