Buhari Not Ready To Pay Eaglets N750,000 Each

A much lower proposal of 150,000 Naira
per player of the victorious 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
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 spendings.

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

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