Excited Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi will now depart for Brazil ahead of the 2014 FIFA world cup draw in smiles as the Federal Government is set to offset the backlog of unpaid salaries soon.
Nigeria’s finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has confirmed that approval has been given to the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi to that effect.
“Mr. President is truly supportive of all the sports and is determined that the faces of all the sports will continue to change and everything they have brought on our table as regards sports has been taken care of and something will be done very soon”
Meanwhile, Minister for Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has confirmed that he has received approval for the payment of Coach Stephen Keshi’s salary.
”The President has shown a lot of commitment because anytime we go to him with a problem, he helps us solve it but on the issue of Keshi’s salary, I got the approval on Friday to pay his outstanding salaries”
Keshi hasn’t been paid since winning the 2013 African cup of nations for Nigeria in South Africa.