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Federation of International Football Association (FIFA ) will be responsible for the wages of Francis Uzoho for the period he will be out of action in fulfillment of their compensation scheme to Clubs whose players are injured during the international break.

The 20-year-old picked up an injury while on duty for Nigeria in last Sunday’s international friendly against Brazil which has ruled him out for six months. The friendly was sanctioned by FIFA.

According to FIFA’s Club Protection Programme, the sum of 20,548 Euros is set aside for players who get injured for their country as s maximum daily compensation.

The money is a fixed salary that the club was to pay to the player for that period and the player must be sidelined for more than 28 days before a claim can be processed.
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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State.

Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, President Buhari, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child who are victims of this tragedy.

“I also extend my sympathies to other victims of the explosion whose houses, shops and other property were destroyed in the mishap.” he said

The resident also explained that, “while I express sadness over this tragedy, I must at the same time call for urgent action on the part of those concerned to stem these frequent fatal disasters on public roads.”

According to him, “safety precautions and routine maintenance are taken for granted by vehicle owners.”

“I call on the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders to urgently address the issue of safety standards in the country, with a view to stemming the embarrassing frequency of these tragedies”, the President added.