London - Senior national basketball team captain Olumide
Oyedeji has blasted the Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom for
denying him access to see the High Commissioner.
Oyedeji is hosting a charity basketball clinic in London to
encourage children of African descent and take them away from social vices, and
decided to present a basketball to the commissioner Dr Dalhatu Tafida.
To his greatest disappointment, he was denied access, and he
expressed his shock.
“It has taken me over 12 months of continuous emails to
officers at the embassy to get an audience with the high commissioner, its a NO,
he wrote on his twitter account.
“I have held my basketball camps in The U.S, Germany, South
Africa, Lagos, Oyo, Osun states, Korea, China and now in London. The smile on kids’
“Just to clarify, Prince Tajudeen Adeniyi Gbadamosi Special Adviser
to the high commissioner spoke to me via intercom saying "go to another embassy
“Prince Tajudeen Adeniyi SA to d high commissioner said “the
Nigerian embassy will not support me even tho I'm not asking for money".
“The shocking tone of voice when he said" you can go to
another embassy 4 support" made me sad. All I'm doing is promoting my
“I represented my country Nigeria for 16 years, I was the
Nigerian Olympic team captain and The Nigerian basketball team captain four