D’Tigress get adopt-a-sport initiative monies

Members of the D’Tigress, Nigeria’s national women basketball team have now received their part of the adopt-a-sport initiative payments.

This was revealed by the media office of Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare on Friday via a press statement.

Part of the statement reads, “Recall that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development raised a sum of $230,000 from four banks to boost the preparations of the nation’s basketball teams(Men and Women) ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

“Banking documents from the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) confirmed that each of the 12 D’Tigress players to the last Olympic Games in Tokyo have received $9,500 each.

“A number of the players have acknowledged receipt of these monies, while many of them have not confirmed. But documents show effective transfers.

“Checks with the CBN also revealed that the Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF)’s domiciliary account had been debited to reflect payments to D’Tigress players, while the balance of the 130,000 USD remains for the men basketball players.

“The checks also revealed that the processes for these payments commenced on the 14th of October, 2021, about the same time the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development had assured the team that the fulfillment of the monetary obligations to them was in the works.”