Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has acknowledged the inability to pay the Nigeria super falcons which won the African Women’s Cup of Nations to economic recession
Mohammed while speaking with state house correspondents on Wednesday, said the issue of the allowance of the senior female team came up at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.
He said Solomon Dalung, his counterpart in the sports ministry, was looking into the situation.
“The minister of youth and sports raised the issue today at the council and it is being looked into,” he said
“Over time, it has become tradition to reward victorious athletes of sports persons but I think this is caused by the biting economic situation. The minister of youths and sports is handling the matter. It was reported under other matters today at the council.”
The players have vowed not to leave their base at Agora Hotel, Abuja until they receive their allowances.