Samuel Ortom, the Benue State Governor, has ordered the payment of all outstanding allowances owed the technical crew and players of Lobi Stars of Makurdi.
Ortom gave the order w,en he received the players and management of the club following their emergence as the champions of the Nigeria Premier League, NPL) for the 2017/2018 season.
Ortom said despite months of insecurity in the state, the victory is one of the best things that has happened so far.
He also approved a state banquet to honour the players, shortly after receiving the CAF confirmation letter for the club.
Also, Mike Idoko, the Vice Chairman of the club, said the team is excited about the opportunity to play at the Confederation of African Football level, 19 years after the club last tasted glory.