President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance to pay the Super Falcons their entitlements ‘unfailingly’ today, December 15, 2016.
Speaking on Wednesday to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, stated that Buhari had directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, to ensure that the players were paid today.
He said he had conveyed the president’s directive to the players, who staged a protest to the gate of the Presidential Villa earlier on Wednesday.
He said: “The problem has been resolved. The players did us proud. I congratulated them on the feat they achieved.
“I have also told them that all their entitlements would be paid latest by Thursday.
“We have called the Minister of Finance as well as the Minister of Youth and Sports. They will be paid by tomorrow (Thursday). The details, I don’t know.”
The Super Falcons, who had beaten host Cameroon 1-0 to win the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Yaounde on December 3, were forced to embark on protest in Abuja after the Nigeria Football Federation failed to pay them their bonuses and allowances.