The payment of N12 billion to settle outstanding debts for the Super Eagles and other national teams across a range of sports has been approved by President Bola Tinubu.

This can be seen in a statement posted on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Media Center’s X account.

The announcement states that the payment will cover the senior national team coach’s salary, which might last up to 15 months, and any unfulfilled pledges and allowances owed to the female and Under-20 national teams and senior national teams.

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.”

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