Basketball kits: Finance ministry approves waiver

The Ministry of Finance on Monday approved the final waiver for the Olympics gear meant for D’Tigers, Nigeria’s men’s basketball team paving the way for the release by the Customs any moment from now.

Sports Ministry sources confirmed that the Ministers of Finance and Youth and Sports worked to ensure the documentation needed for the waiver to be secured.

A sports ministry person said, “The Minister of Finance has signed the waiver and what remains is for the customs to release the basketball kits upon presentation of the waiver to the NBBF so that our team can enjoy the uniforms donated by Peak. The sports ministry has been working on this for weeks and happy that things are moving along now.”

The official also added that contrary to negative reports, the NBBF enjoys the financial support of government and the support has lasted many years and this Olympic year is no different.