Nobody Shared NBBF Money.. Sports Ministry

October 13 13:23 2021

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied allegations making waves in the media that its Officials Shared Basketballers’ Monies, and donations meant for the Basketballers.

In a release from the Ministry and signed by the Permanent Secretary Ismaila Abubakar, the Ministry said all monies donated to the Men and Women Basketball Teams ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are intact .

He said that the $230,000 Dollars 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). That only the 12 female Team members of D’Tigress have supplied their foreign account numbers. “The Ministry waited 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. 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”.

He further stated that all outstanding -Olympics and Paralympics Games allowances and bonuses are being processed and only slowed down by funds availability.

He said that 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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