Falcons protest at the National Assembly in Abuja
Wednesday Dec 14, 2016. 11:39
Top Nigerian government official has promised the Super Falcons they will be paid in two days after they staged a protest march this morning.
The Presidency’s chief of staff Abba Kyari addressed the country’s women’s football team when they stormed the National Assembly to protest the non-payment of their entitlements by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“You girls will be paid in two days’ time,” Kyari assured the protesting Falcons.
He also asked that they put in writing their misgivings.
The Falcons displayed various placards to kick against the shabby treatment they have been subjected to by the NFF.
The Falcons have embarked on a sit-in protest at the Abuja hotel since they won a record eighth women’s AFCON almost a fortnight ago.
They have also held on to the trophy they won at the expense of hosts Cameroon, insisting they first be paid off.
They have defied the assurances of sports minister Solomon Dalung, who famously admitted no provision was made to pay them because officials did not expect them to win the championship in Cameroon.