Sports minister Solomon Dalung has said the ministry is refunding all athletes’ extra personal costs incurred on the road to the Rio Olympics.
Dalung, who spoke with The PUNCH after the Nigeria/Brazil basketball match in Rio, was reacting to complaints made by some athletes concerning their personal funds yet to be refunded.
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The minister assured the athletes that none of them would leave Brazil without getting back all legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of Nigeria.
He said, “The moment I heard of the complaints I quickly called the Permanent Secretary (Christian Ohaa) because I had approved the refunds of all such monies before we all left Abuja for Rio.
“The explanation he gave to me was that they had started and they were doing it sport-by-sport and in no time they would have dealt with every athlete owed. I believe that because he has shown the number already covered and I know that no player should leave here owed.”
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