By Albert Akota
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has approved the payment of money into the accounts of Nigerian athletes to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the athletes.
The minister made the disclosure in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the payments, which commenced on April 29, was part of the N10 million donated by Remo Stars Chairman Kunle Soname and one million naira dropped by an unnamed philanthropist to serve as a take-off of the athletes’ relief fund.
“The sum of N50,000 is being paid into the accounts of each of the athletes from the Central Bank of Nigeria account of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,’’ said the minister.