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‘D’Tigers, D’Tigress’ Monies In CBN, Ready To Be Disbursed To Players’  -Sports Ministry Douses Embezzlement Rumours

‘D’Tigers, D’Tigress’ Monies In CBN, Ready To Be Disbursed To Players’  -Sports Ministry Douses Embezzlement Rumours

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied allegations making the rounds that its officials shared some monies donated to the Men and Women Basketball Teams ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Recall that a press statement circulated recently in the media including a video clip alleging that officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development shared some monies donated to D’Tigers and D’Tigress, while they threatened to shun further call ups for national assignments.

But the Ministry in a statement signed by its Permanent Secretary, Ismaila Abubakar clarified that the monies totaling $230,000 (about N115million) donated to the Basketball teams by the Banks under the Adopt-a-Team programme of the Ministry is intact in the Nigeria Basketball Federation’s (NBBF) official domiciliary account domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Abubakar added that only the 12 female Team members of D’Tigress have supplied their foreign account numbers, noting that the Ministry was waiting for the account numbers of the Male Team to be supplied so that the processing of payments can be one-off as requested by the CBN.

Part of the statement read, “The Ministry has requested the CBN to commence the processing of the payment to the Female Basketball Players immediately. The Male will be paid as soon as their account details are supplied.

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“The Ministry wishes to state further that all outstanding -Olympics and Paralympics Games allowances and bonuses are being processed and only slowed down by funds availability.

“Furthermore, the Ministry of Finance has been fully furnished with details of the outstanding allowances and payments due to the NBBF and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and efforts are being made to secure the release.”

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  • Sunkymat 6 days ago

    Avoidable embarrassment. You already have details of 12, why not proceed with that and wait for others. God help Nigeria.

    • Dr. Drey 6 days ago

      I tire o…..LMAOOoo. If those who had submitted their bank details had gotten their monies, wont those who had not submitted before, start submitting theirs within a matter of days…? Abi who no like money…?

      So even D’Tigers players who bluntly refused to show up for the Afrobasket have not submitted their own bank details too….???

      Their monies are in CBN…..LMAOOooo. Doing what…???

      Bunch of rogues…!!!

  • Obinna 6 days ago

    Story for the gods. Thief Ministry and its Board members. See the kind lies coming out of you peoples month. If there wasn’t any agitation from the D, Tigress will you come out with this cover up. Una better pay all this our Sportsmen their monies oohh. Mad people

  • Oakfield 6 days ago

    Liars….. What is their money doing in Cbn??????? Why didn’t u people at least disburse immediately the monies given to the athletes by financial institutions whilst they wait for the one that would be paid by the ministry??? Shame on you! If the girls hadn’t raised an alarm you wouldn’t have orderd the immediate payment of their money now? God punish u people there. Ndi ara!!

  • Footballfanatic 6 days ago

    Bastards if this girls didn’t speak up they for chop the money…. Failed country

  • Great country but bad people. You don’t call the country you live in names. There is a difference between the country and the people in it. There is difference between the bottle of coca cola and the liquid in it.

    I believe these people are shameless and they are thieves.

    Okay let us agree that the money is CBN, why can’t you carry the athletes along. If you have been feeding them with the required information, they won’t raise that embarrassing alarm.

    Corruption is deeply rooted in this nation. Those who are killing this nation will suffer the consequences in Jesus name. God bless Nigeria.

    • Arafat 5 days ago

      Tales unbelievable.Why were their monies still domiciled with the CBN two months after the olympics? They could tell this lies to the fickle minds.Our sports administrators are yet to imbibe the culture of accountability. Despite the disgrace this same administrators brought upon the country at the olympics , their reluctance to release Samsung iPhones gifted to all the participating olympians, the tensed camp millieu ,etc , they still have the nerve to hold on to grants bestowed by corporate bodies under spurious claims.Am sure ,some of this athletes would be blaming themselves for deciding to represent their fatherland rather than their host countries.Its shocking to learn that their bonuses and allowances are yet to be paid.Bunch of thieves.Mr Sunday Dare should bury his head in shame

      • Dr. Drey 5 days ago

        That is why corporate bodies shy away from putting money in Nigerian sports….because they know it will end up not reaching the athletes but will be “hidden in CBN” pockets of the greedy administrators.

        Recall how NFF was dragging the $400,000 a Japanese doctor donated to our Dream team back at Rio 2016 with the players. It took the effrontery of Mikel Obi to call their bluff and share the money straight up with the young lads.

        Stealing is so entrenched deep in their blood that they have no shame displaying it publicly. Everybody just go into their office with the intention of milking every opportunity that presents itself to the detriment of the athletes and the image of the nation.

        How is it even believable that NFF does not have money to pay SE players bonuses for 2 years…..HOW…?? Has Pinnick and his board members and staff of NFF not collected salaries in 2 years…??? Has the govt not budgeted money for sports for 2 years…? Has Nike and other National teams’ sponsors not paid annual rebates in 2 years…? Has CAF and FIFA not given the NFF their annual subventions for 2 years…??? I remembered during covid FIFA donated millions of dollars to member associations in Africa to help them cushion the effects of COVID, of which the NFF received $2m….or will they claim they did not receive theirs…??? Or is that one too in the CBN…???

        More questions than answers.

        What a country.

        • pompei 5 days ago

          Hahahahaha! I recall that episode! The Japanese businessman got confused at a point. It was hilarious to observe!

  • Cock and bull stories.These administrators are at the root of Nigeria’s problems..Una dey hear their gist? Anyway Dr.Drey and other forumites has said a lot already

  • pompei 5 days ago

    What about the following:
    1) Salaries of coaches of the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons?
    2) Bonuses of players of the Super Eagles and Super Falcons?
    Where are those funds?
    As mentioned already, the funds for the basketball players that are ready for disbursement should be disbursed forthwith. When others that have not been paid see that, it will be evidence of GOOD FAITH, and they will be inclined to wait for their turn.
    Administrators, remove shame and disgrace from yourselves. Do the right thing today!