How Sports Minister forced Buhari’s niece on Under-23 team

281, Buhari's niece

In a startling revelation it has emerged that the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung appointed President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, simply identified as Modibo, as the Welfare Officer of the Olympic bronze medal winning Dream team V1.

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Dismissing the minister’s claim that the football team travelled to Rio Olympic with 35 officials, sources said the team had fewest officials among other federations whose athletes represented the country at the Olympic.

“It is a lie from the pit of hell, officials that accompanied the Under 23 was the fewest and the number was far from 35.

“It was the same minister who appointed President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, Modibo, son of the chief of staff to the first lady Hajia Aisha Buhar as the Welfare Officer of the team,” an NFF member told us on condition of anonymity.

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