By Tony Ubani
AS Nigerians come to terms with the sensational Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh’s rant on You-tube, his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, are gradually fighting back by first stopping the salary of his aide.
Ex-international and former team-mate of Oliseh, Tijani Babangida was appointed by the Eagles coach as Special Assistant after bagging the job to replace Stephen Keshi.
But unknown to many Nigerians, the NFF had been paying a whopping salary of N600,000 per month to Babangida as well as paying him bonus and allowances along with players of the Super Eagles.
But in a surprise move apparently borne out of their red account, the NFF have written to inform the coach that henceforth they would no longer be responsible for his aide’s salary.
An authentic source from the Glass house informed Sports Vanguard last night that they do not have the wherewithal to continue with his aide’s salary and allowances.
We further gathered that some people had raised eyebrows to the massive pay packet of the former wing wizard especially as he also partakes in the bonuses and allowances paid to the Super Eagles players.
“Tijani’s pay was formerly put at N1.6 million but some NFF staff cried out that even the Secretary General was not earning that much. It was now pegged at N600, 000 per month with the bonuses and allowances attached to it”, our source further stated.
But all that has come to a stop as red-eyed NFF have informed the Chief Coach that they could no longer bear the burden of his aide’s payment.
“If he wants to retain him, he can also pay him from his own pockets”, our source emphasized.