The adoption initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement yielded much more fruits on Wednesday as three Nigerian industrial banks donated $200,000 (about ₦100 million) to collectively undertake the nationwide males’s basketball crew, D’Tigers, and their girls’s counterpart, D’Tigress, forward of their participation on the fast-approaching Tokyo Olympic Video games.
The ministry famous that Zenith, Entry and Assure Belief banks responded in a well timed trend to the attraction by the Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Sunday Dare, for company organizations to undertake the nationwide groups.
D’Tigers bought $100,000 whereas D’Tigress additionally bought $100,000 as help to prosecute their participation on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The ministry expressed its appreciation to the Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who was central to the method resulting in the adoption. It additionally famous that the CBN governor’s performed a key function within the revitalization of the Principals Cup – a soccer event for secondary colleges in Nigeria – this yr.
The ministry additional thanked the CEOs of the three banks – Ebenezer Onyeagwu (Zenith Financial institution), Herbert Wigwe (Entry Financial institution), and Segun Agbaje (GT Financial institution) – and their monetary establishments for adopting the nationwide basketball groups.
Whereas assuring that there’s nonetheless room for different company organizations to undertake Olympic-bound athletes and groups, the ministry expressed confidence that the monetary help has additional brightened Nigeria’s probabilities at clinching a medal in basketball.