N750,000 too much for Golden Eaglets – Presidency



Look at what the government want to pay our real heroes for winning the world cup and they are still complaining, but the Nigerian senate are budgeting  N4.7 billion on exotic cars for their own use. They fail to forget these young guys sacrificed for their country, shame on these corrupt politicians. Read on..

A much lower proposal of 150,000 Naira per player for the victorious FIFA U-17 World Cup winning squad, Golden Eaglets has been tabled by the sports ministry after a proposal of 750,000 Naira-a-player was rejected by the country’s Presidency as “too much”.

It has already been reported that the federal government has rejected an initial proposal by the sports ministry to reward the Eaglets after they won a fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile last month.

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This week the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that next year will be rough for the country because of the poor economy and has moved to cut back drastically on government spending.

It would therefore be seen as double standards if the government now splashes a fortune on the schoolboy stars.

“The proposal has been reviewed after the first rejection. We wait for the green light from the presidency on the date for the reception and the reward,” a sports ministry official disclosed.

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