Categories
Entertainment News Sport Trending

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Customs Finally Release Seized Kits Of D’Tigers

The Nigeria Customs Service has finally released the seized basketball kits and equipment meant for the Male National Basketball team of Nigeria and that of the Women’s Basketball teams to use at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  D'Tigers Basketball Team

Recall the kit was impounded at the seaport in Apapa, Lagos for over three months, with the Nigeria Basketball Federation reportedly asked by the NCS to pay N35m to clear the goods. On Thursday, July 15, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, was able to secure the release of the kits ahead of the global sport’s showpiece starting in eight days’ time.
READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Basketball Team D’Tigers Defeats Argentina 94-71

According to a message from the media office of the sports minister signed by John Joshua Akanji, Dare secured the release of the goods through the help of the finance ministry and the NCS.

“As promised, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare’s intervention has secured the release of basketball kits of the Nigerian Basketball Federation from Apapa Warf,” the statement reads.
“The Caretaker Chairman of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Musa Ahmadu-Kida, confirmed the release of the items late Thursday.
“The minister expressed appreciation to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, for making the release of the kits possible.”
READ ALSO: Nigerian Basketball Team D’Tigers Honour Sound Sultan With Customised Shirts
Watch our trending video of the day below;


Photo Credit: Getty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *