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D’Tiger blasts Nigeria High commission

29 November 2013, 18:03Israel Ojoko

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’ faces”.

“Just to clarify, Prince Tajudeen Adeniyi Gbadamosi Special Adviser to the high commissioner spoke to me via intercom saying "go to another embassy for support".

“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 country. Shocking”.

“I represented my country Nigeria for 16 years, I was the Nigerian Olympic team captain and The Nigerian basketball team captain four years.

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