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President Buhari releases funds for AAG

22 July 2015, 09:47

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.

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