The Coronavirus pandemic has brought down the global economy, including Nigeria.
Nigeria now has more than 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and Pinnick says the football body will be curtailing the hardship brought upon Nigerians by the shutdown of businesses and commercial activities by giving out tubers of yam.
“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 made this known 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.”