President Bola Tinubu, through the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Center, has authorized the disbursement of N12 billion to settle outstanding financial obligations for the Super Eagles and other national teams across different sports.
This allocation will cover overdue salaries for coaches of the senior national team for a period of 15 months, as well as outstanding allowances and commitments owed to the senior women’s team and the Under-20 national team.
The statement reads, “President @officialABAT has approved the payment of N12billion 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.”