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NFF To Share Tubers Of Yam To Nigerians During Lockdown

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NFF To Share Tubers Of Yam To Nigerians During Lockdown

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the Nigerian Football Federation is set to support Nigerians with tubers of yam to help fight hunger during the lockdown.

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.

Nigeria now has over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with ten deaths.

“Behind the scene, we do quite a lot. We are going to support some of these centres even if it is buying some tubers of yams. We have to do that. Covid-19 is something that nobody expected,” Pinnick said on Channels TV.

Pinnick also added that his decision to include ‘payment of salary in Naira’, in Coach Gernot Rohr’s new contract was in line with the current economic realities in Nigeria.

“Like I said, we are going to take many difficult decisions that will go across board because we need to promote our fiscal policy,” he added.

“If the government is saying that we need to strengthen our naira, we should not be paying in dollars. We are an integral part of the government.

“When they [Super Eagles] play in Nigeria, their bonuses have been in naira. When they play abroad, we pay them in dollars but that can even change.”

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