Buoyed by the performances of Team Nigerian athletes at the Rio Olympics, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Habu Gumel has ordered the release of allowances and bonuses to the athletes.

“We want these athletes to concentrate and not allow anything distract them. All their monies should be paid to them in full. We don’t want any distraction. It is their money and it has been released’’, Gumel said yesterday, when he visited them at the Games Village.

The announcement of the full payment no doubt, would calm frayed nerves and dispel fears that the athletes were only going to receive part-payment.

“It is their money and it has been released. We want total concentration for them in their quest for medals for our country’’, Gumel said

The IOC member said that officials of Team Nigeria were working together to ensure that the athletes come out with descent performances in their various disciplines.

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