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#PayFalcons: Nigerians take to Twitter to Protest against Non-Payment of Super Falcons | FG Promises to Address Grievances in 2 days

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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.

Super Falcons with Abba Kyari. Photo Credit: BBC

Super Falcons with Abba Kyari. Photo Credit: BBC

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.

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8 Comments

  1. nene

    December 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    “women supporting women” club of nigeria, you people should honour these girls na, if nigeria won’t do the needful. mo abudu, toke makinwa, all the female event planners, etc support these girls, they are women like you.

    • Mohammad

      December 15, 2016 at 12:52 am

      Such a ridiculous statement! This is not charity. Why is the government able to hand over their responsibilities to the goodwill of individual citizens? This inability to hold our government to account is exactly what is holding us back. And for what you say about women supporting women, have you done your own bit? Hypocrite!

  2. Marlvina

    December 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    What a failed nation! Smh! Just have a look at the treatment given to the runners-up and that of the champions. So until we hit the streets with placards and the media pushes, the govt keeps a deaf ear to our pleas? I think Buhari really needs to go back to the hospital to re-check that his ear for more infections! You no dey hear word sir!

  3. xplorenollywood.com

    December 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Seems it’s the only language the government understands really! Protest and social media activations #Paythefalcons. While that is going on, pay civil servants, pensioners and all others that you are owing! Silly people.

  4. www.ckjacob.com

    December 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    his is a huge embarrassment. This is injustice. Those that have decided not to give the Super Falcons their entitlements are evil doers. Their rewards will not only be in hell but also on earth. Time will tell.

    The first lady is probably busy preparing for her daughter’s wedding and ignoring the Falcons rights! Is this not the time for her to speak up and fight for them?

    I am ashamed of this country. How can the president not speak concerning this issue, instead he left the country. Instead of EFCC to focus more on looters, corrupt politicians and people like sport minster Solomon Dalung, they are after Fayose. Nonsense! Corruption has eaten their souls.

    These ladies fought hard on the field not just for the money but to put a huge smile on the faces of Nigerians. Is this the payback for their determination, hard work and loyalty? Do they deserve such treatment. No way! It is disrespectful!!

    They have to pay their money otherwise I will gladly support anyone who refuses to play for Nigeria again. Other African countries will be laughing at us right now! Pathetic!!

  5. o

    December 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    This is so shameful and messy…

  6. Jaygirl

    December 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Maybe they are waiting on another foreign milionaire to pay our athletes. Shame on the Nigerian government. Shame on all commissioners of sport and as for the bamboolala that calls himself the minister….no words. #Payfalcons

  7. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    December 15, 2016 at 10:46 am

    The way I see this whole thing is that NFF is broke, even at that can’t the Sports ministry or FG do something or are they waiting for a philanthropist to help out?

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