The presidency has said the Buhari led administration has paid the allowances if Nigeria’s female football team, Super Falcons.
The disclosure was made by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation today.
The accountant general said his office has released the sum $1.17 million to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The payment settles the outstanding allowances of the victorious Super Falcons.
The payment was confirmed by a statement from the OAGF signed by the Director, Information, Mrs. Kene Offie.
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It also said additional N113m has been released to pay the outstanding winning bonuses for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches.
The statement said the release of the payment mandate to the CBN was the sequel to an earlier approval given by the Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
The statement reads in part, “The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released the mandate to Central Bank of Nigeria.
“The mandate is for payment of naira equivalent of $1,173,820.00 at N305/$ to Nigeria Football Federation.
“The money is to be used to pay outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches.
“Also, part of the money will be used to pay for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup.
“This is in furtherance of the approval from Hon Minister of Finance for the said amount to be paid.
“The mandate which is a sum of Three hundred and Fifty-Eight Million, fifteen thousand, One Hundred naira only has been paid by Central bank of Nigeria as at yesterday 15th December 2016.