There are strong allegations that the ministry of sports is alleged to have told foreign based athletes to find their way to the Olympics games in Rio naijacombatcorner gathered.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, during the official handover of Team Nigeria to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and his investiture as the Grand Patron of the body, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of funds for the nation’s contigents.
The ministry representative said he was directed to find out from foreign based athletes the possibility of purchasing their Air Ticket to Rio which will be refunded to them by the ministry.
He further said “kindly send us a reservation economy ticket with cost for approval by the ministy before you purchase any ticket”.
“Please this development is as a result of challenge faced in buying tickets”.
He wrote: Dear Athletes,
I am directed to find out from you, the possibility of purchasing your Air Ticket to Rio which will be refunded to you by the ministry, but the ministry needs to know, how much the economy ticket from your base to Rio is. Whether it is in line with the approved budget, kindly send us a reservation economy ticket with cost for approval by the ministry before you purchase any ticket. Please this development is as a result of challenge faced in buying tickets pls.
Please respond as soon as possible.