As Team Nigeria continues to wait for the government to provide funds for thorough preparations to begin for the 2016 Olympic Games holding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) to release the necessary funds to the various sports federations in the country, so as to enable them execute their various programmes and prevent a repetition of the debacle in London, in 2012.
The body also requested that the president launches a probe into the missing N2.9bn which was meant to aid Team Nigeria’s successful outing at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, last year.
This was contained in a press release signed by association’s national director of sports, Comrade Godwin Erheriene, on Tuesday.
Erheriene called on the president to get the anti-graft agencies to launch a probe into how the funds were used and “help recover what is left of it.”
The group assured that, if, eventually, the funds for the Olympics are released on time, Team Nigeria has the “huge potential and is primed to do Nigeria proud at the Olympiad.”