The Senate during it’s Wednesday plenary called for the prompt payment of all salaries and allowances of the Nigerian female football team, the Super Falcons due to them.
The Senate lamented the concurrent trend of maltreatment of Nigerian athletes going for international competitions.
The Super Falcons players had on Saturday won the African Women Cup of Nations for the record eighth time in Cameroon.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, while moving a motion by raising a point of order decried the treatment of the victorious Falcons.
He condemned the unfair treatment on the ladies despite breaking continental record at the competition.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in his remark criticised the Federal Government and sports administrators in the country.
He said, ”We care about structures, we don’t care about people. It is a disgrace what is happening to our Super Falcons, boxers and other athletes. Governments in Nigeria do not care about human being, they only care about awarding contracts.”
Also Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central); Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; and Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) decrying the conditions of the footballers, called for urgent intervention to ease the burden on the players.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary congratulated the Super Falcons, asked Nigeria Football Federation and the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalong to do the needful so as to encourage a winning habit.