President Bola Tinubu has approved the payment of N12 billion, which is a backlog of various debts owed to the nation’s national teams, including the Super Eagles.
The payment is for members of the national teams, and coaches’ salaries, including allowances and other entitlements running up to 15 months.
The payment also covers the female national teams and the under-20 national team.
The clearing of the outstanding sums was made known in a statement on Sunday released via the X handle of Tinubu’s Media Centre.
The statement reads,
“President @officialABAT has approved the payment of N12 billion outstanding backlog for Nigeria’s National teams of various sports, which includes Super Eagles and others.
“The payment entails the clearing of the senior national team coach salaries running up to 15 months, payments of allowances and promises due to the senior national teams, females, and Under-20 national team.
“This is coming at a time when the Super Eagles of Nigeria are preparing to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations, which is billed to start later this month.”
More details to come up later…