Rio Olympics: Team Nigeria athletes to get equal allowances


Team Nigeria in Rio
Nigeria Wrestlers at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) said that all athletes representing Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics are to get equal daily allowances of $150 US Dollars each like the U-23 players.

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr Habu Gumel gave the order for the release of allowances and bonuses to the athletes after the impressive performances of Team Nigerian athletes at the Rio Olympics.

Gumel said they want these athletes to concentrate and not allow anything distract their performance stressing that all their monies should be paid to them in full.

The IOC member said that officials of Team Nigeria were working together to ensure that the athletes come out with descent performances in their various disciplines.

The announcement of the full payment no doubt, would calm frayed nerves and dismiss rumours that the athletes were only going to receive part payments.  ‘’It is their money and it has been released.  We want total concentration of the athletes in their quest for medals for the country’’, Gumel said yesterday at the Games Village here in Rio.

Naijacombatcorner gathered that on Wednesday, top officals of the ministry of youths and sport demanded for account details of team Nigeria athletes


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