President Muhammadu Buhari has rewarded members of the national female basketball team D’Tigress who recently won the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali.
The team who also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain was handsomely rewarded. Each member of the team got N1m while the team officials got half a million Naira each.
The President made the announcement before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting was his first after his return from medical vacation where he spent 104 days in London.
The team captain, Aisha Mohammed said the cash reward will spur them to go for gold in Spain next year.
President of Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Ahmadu Kida, attributed the success of the team to the democratic process that has returned to the federation, adding that if the team could achieve this result in three weeks of the new executive, they will repeat the same feat in Spain.