Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 National team’s Coach, Samson Siasia.The Minister gave the charge when Siasia paid him a visit on Monday in his office inAbuja.
Siasia visited with his wife Eunice to officially inform him that his contract with NFF has ended.
Barrister Dalung directed the Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, who was also present to ensure that Siasia gets the arrears of his five month’s salaries.
“Please pay him his five months’ salaries. They said he has resigned but he just said that his contract expired after the Olympics. His contract expired but you are owing him 5 months’ salaries and you have gone to employ a foreign coach and will pay him in dollars. It means you don’t like yourselves and nobody will sympathize with you.
“Please spare me the stress of talking about this salary issue or going to war with you on it. Please pay him and other coaches their outstanding salaries,” Dalung said.
The Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation Dr Sanusi however said that efforts were already being made to pay the coaches their salaries.
“We have held meetings and we are waiting for the money to drop. The money is already there in our account but we need to regularize the TSA procedures before we can claim the money. We are almost through with the process. Once that is concluded, we will pay them.”
How can NFF still be talking of regularizing TSA at this time? Sigh!