President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday shortly before commending the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) meeting met with the victorious female national basketball team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
I was pleased to receive our female National Basketball Team, D'Tigress, at the State House today. They have done so much to make us proud. pic.twitter.com/62STjMSsnc
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 30, 2017
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the president approved a sum of N1 million each for the team members and 500,000 for the team officials.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the D’Tigress conquered Africa in the 2017 FIBA Women AfroBasket tournament in Mali and also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women Basketball World Cup in Spain.
The team captain, Aisha Mohammed the reception and cash gift by the President would spur them to go for gold in Spain next year.