Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has
approved the funds needed to help Nigerian athletes prepare for the All Africa
Games in Brazzaville, Congo, in September.
The Director General of the National Sports Commission,
Alhassan Yakmut, has said that although they have received news he has approved
the funds, they have no idea as to what the exact amount is.
Yakmut says that as soon as they get the exact amount
approved they will disclose it to the public.
Also read: Nigeria to compete in 21 events at All Africa Games
"Mr. President has just approved the funds for the All
African Games and I understand we shall be formally informed on Tuesday,"
he told vanguardngr.com.
"So, as soon as we get the information about the exact
figure approved from the budget we submitted, we will make it open to the
public because we intend to run a very transparent administration."
Apart from the 19 sports Nigeria will be competing in, there
are still two events on stand-by, swimming and gymnastics, as they are still
waiting to see if there are any athletes good enough to send to the AAG.For
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