The 2018 FIFA world cup which was held in Russia came with its own glitz and glamour. Nigerian celebrities especially got a fair share of attention from many people. And this was not just because of their football prowess, it was also because of the lovely attires and outfits they wore back to back.
One of the most prominent attire worn by the Super Eagles' players was an indigenous 'Buba' and 'Sokoto' sewn by Esimaje Awani, CEO of GT Stitches. The outfits also included matching shoes and hats. The designer who had been appraised for giving much attention to details while sewing the clothes have now come out to register his displeasure at the turn out of events.
For one, the Warri-based designer has revealed that he has not been paid for the job he did. According to him, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not given him his due payment even after world cup completely ended in 2018.
Due to this, Esimaje took to calling out NFF on social media. On his Instagram page, he publicly stated that NFF was still owing him. Even more, he said that the president of the federation Amaju Pinnick stopped picking his call, and upon his continual calling, someone at the NFF office told him that he should take the matter to court.
Given how patient he has been on this matter by tolerating the supposed excesses of NFF, Esimaje hopes something will be done in no time.
See his post below:
Many Nigerians have come out to give their opinion of the matter on ground. While some urged the man to take the issue to court, others told him that social media was not the best place to get his matter solved.
See some of the reactions below:
_acebauz07_: "If u have proof, let sue them. Period"
tracy_onye: "If u have a constructive agreement at d beginning of the job then u should be happy to sue NFF and try drag the attention of other foreign bodies like NFF..... Trust me they still have some pride in them. He just looked at u commonly.... u can prove to him u can do worst."
piolafootprints: "@gt_stitches Glad the story is out finally, they need to pay us bro, this is disgraceful. enough is enough!"
emmanuel_ogebe: "This is terrible....such a beautiful outfit"
mc_ibori: "very stupid nonsenses. I guess they will say they have not finish paying nike for the jersey also.somebody will now say he is promoting his work. @thenffofficial how far can you see?"
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In the meanwhile, Buhari recently ordered the prosecution of Amaju Pinnick over an alleged case of fraud. According to the presidency, a discreet investigation into financial remittances in the football house should be carried out by EFCC.
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