Why we will now be paying Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr in Nigerian currency – NFF

The Nigerian Football Federation has make clarification about Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr’s new proposed contract which states that his new salary will be paid in Nigerian Naira not US Dollars.

The new contract will see him receive a salary worth $55,000 monthly in local currency.

The NFF vice president Shehu Dikko says the Nigeria Football Federation inserted the naira payment condition in compliance with the government rules on foreign exchange as set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

“There is absolutely no issue whatsoever as everything is going through its normal due process and all required levels within the NFF,” Dikko told NationSport.

“What the NFF president said in his TV interview with regards to some key terms NFF want to deepen in the new contact being worked on was nothing new as he has said the same things several times this year.

“Recall there was even a ban on the transaction with foreign currency within Nigeria and even recently CBN have issued other further regulations which further banned the transfer of dollars that is paid to any account in cash.

“So you can only transfer dollars that come into your account through transfer or something like that; paying Rohr in Naira actually made things easy for both parties as he will simply take what he wants to spend here and spend; then formally go through CBN official channels to transfer what he wants to transfer abroad.

“This is how CBN regulates it so everything will be documented. So it doesn’t hurt anybody to pay him in naira but makes it all easier and clear to monitor within the CBN regulatory framework.

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