- Nigerian Senate has called on Nigeria Football Federation to pay Super Falcons and coaches their allowances being owed without waste of time
- Senate probes NFF over stranded Super Falcons players
The Senate on Wednesday, December 7, ordered its Committee on Sports to investigate the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and Nigeria Football Federation over non-payment of stranded Super Falcons’ allowances and match bonuses.
According to report, the probe is to be extended to non-payment of Super Eagles’ allowances and other national teams.
While moving motion on a “Matter of Urgent National Importance,” Senator Obinna Ogba, the chairman of the senate committee on sports, expressed concern over the plight of the Super Falcons.
He decries the unfair treatment on the girls despite winning a record 8th AWCON crown.
However, the Senate called on FG and NFF to pay the footballers allowances and others being owed without waste of time as lawmakers saluted the Super Falcons for winning the trophy for the record eight time.
The red chamber presided over the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu also urged the Ministry of Sports to be alive to its responsibilities by ensuring prompt payment of footballers’ allowances.
Speaking on the motion, Senator Ben Bruce described the development as a disgrace, while Senator Aliyu Sabi labeled it as “embarrassing and non-sense.”
Senator Oluremi Tinubu also expressed concern over the development as she described it as “most unfair."
The Super Falcons after winning AWCON title for the eight time have launched a sit-in protest at the hotel over the non-payment of their allowances and bonuses.
Despite pleas from NFF secretary-general, Sanusi Mohammed the women insisted on collecting their allowances.
The players were offered N50, 000 each but they rejected it; demanding for all their outstanding allowances.