President Buhari hosts Afrobasket champions D’Tigress, gifts them 1m Naira each
By Sewe Ishola,
Fulfilling the promise made yesterday by Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Nigerian Female National BasketBall Team (D’Tigress), who emerged winner of the just concluded 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket.
The president received the winning team shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday morning.
The president gave N1 million each to all team members and N500,000 each to team officials as reward for a successful competition.
Buhari made the announcement of the cash gift at the commencement of the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday, which is the first he would attend since his return from his medical leave in the UK.
D’Tigress emerged champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament on Sunday after winning all eight games they played in the tournament.
The team captain, Aisha Mohammed, said the cash reward from the president would encourage them to win gold in the world championship next year in Spain.