The Super Eagles players are in dispute with the country’s football federation in the build-up to their Africa Cup of Nations match against Guinea.
None of the players has received allowances or a $10,000 bonus.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is hoping to prevent a strike before the match in Egypt on Wednesday.
Coach Gernot Rohr attended the press conference without the players saying: “The players showed solidarity and had to stay back for an important meeting.”
“I just hope the situation can be resolved so we can focus on what we have in front of us.”
The squad was an hour late for training on Tuesday and have not ruled out taking further action.
The financially stricken NFF, which receives its funding from the government, has denied it was responsible for the delay in paying the players’ bonuses.