Tinubu approves N12bn outstanding payment for S’Eagles, others

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
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President Bola Tinubu has approved N12 billion to clear outstanding backlog for the Super Eagles and other national teams of different sports.

The announcement was made on Sunday in a statement on the X handle of Tinubu’s Media Centre, @PBATMediaCentre.

Specifically, the fund is to clear 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.

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The statement reads in full: “President @officialABAT has approved the payment of N12billon 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.”

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