Video: Watch President Buhari dole out N1m to each D'tigress player
From Nuel Anaba, Abuja
The Nigeria female basketball team D’Tigress, were received by President Muhammadu Buhari before the Federal Executive Council meeting ( FEC ) in Abuja yesterday, the President gave the players N1 million each and the officials N500,000 each.
He said, “You should work towards winning the forthcoming 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.”
In his remarks, the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, attributed the achievement of the D’Tigress in Mali to the “silent reforms’’ embarked upon by his ministry.
He said his ministry was determined to restore the old glory of sports in the country.
President Buhari had on Monday, in a statement, congratulated the senior national women basketball team for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Mali.
The President commended the players for displaying “uncommon strength and confidence’’.
He had urged members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepared for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup