Delayed Super Falcons’ Allowances, Embarrassing, Unfair – Senate

Super Falcons Won All Three of Their Group Matches at the Ongoing AWC in Naimbia.

The Senate on Wednesday ordered its Committee on Sports to investigate the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and the Nigeria Football Federation over non-payment of Super Falcons’ allowances and match bonuses.

The probe is to be extended to non-payment of Super Eagles’ allowances and other national teams.

The Super Falcons, after winning AWCON title for the 8th time, are fighting another battle to get their entitlements from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They have refused to vacate their hotels in Abuja.

Despite pleas from NFF Secretary-General, Sanusi Mohammed, the women, who against all odds beat Cameroon to lift the trophy, have insisted on collecting their allowances.

The players were offered N50, 000 each but they rejected it, demanding for all outstanding allowances.

While moving motion on a ‘Matter of Urgent Public Importance,’ the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogbah expressed concern over the plight of the Super Falcons.

However, the Senate called on the FG and the NFF to pay the footballers their allowances and others being owed without waste of time.

The Red Chamber presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, also called on Ministry of Sports to be alive to its responsibilities by ensuring prompt payment of footballers’ allowances.

The Senate also saluted the Super Falcons for winning the trophy for the record 8 time.

Speaking on the motion, Senator Ben Bruce (Bayless East) described the development as a disgrace, while Senator Aliyu Sabi (Niger North) labeled it as “embarrassing and non-sense.”

Sabi argued that there was need to rethink and overhaul the sports sector in Nigeria.

Two female Senators, Stella Odua and Oluremi Tinubu‎, who also expressed concern over the development, described it as “most unfair,” and demanded that those players’ allowances be paid immediately.

Source: Dailypost

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