President Buhari redeems N17.5m pledge to D’Tigress
resident Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress for winning the 2017 Afrobasket.
Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while five coaching crew members got N500,000 (Five hundred thousand Naira) each.
Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, who disclosed this yesterday, said sports in Nigeria is moving to greater heights through the unprecedented support of the President and Commander-inChief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.
“In Mr President’s usual way of showing appreciation to our sports men and women who made the nation proud, he received the team at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday August 30, 2017 during the Federal Executive meeting.
“History is made today as His Excellency, Mr President has fulfilled his promise to the heroic Afrobasket team by doling out the sum of One million Naira (N1,000,000) to each of the players and Five hundred thousand (500,000) to each of the officials totaling Seventeen million, five hundred thousand Naira (N17,500,000).”
Dalung noted that Mr President’s kind gesture will have a multiplier effect on the country’s podium success in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled to hold in Gold Coast, Australia from 4th -15th April 2018.
In his response, the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Mr Babs Ogunade thanked the President for redeeming his promise to reward D’Tigress for their excellence and hard work.
D’Tigress players celebrate with the trophy after emerging champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket