The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC has denied receiving 100 million dollars palliative grant from the International Olympic Committee, IOC.
NOC President, Habu Gumel, while clarifying issues at the Executive Committee meeting, maintained that no such grant had been received by the Olympic body in Nigeria.
He however, explained that the International Committee allocated the fund for its member associations in which 15 International Federations IFs got loans, donation to five international federations and others to the tune of 63 million dollars to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 pandemic, while 206 NOCs will get a share of 37 million dollars based on Olympic solidarity evaluation of needs and assessment.
Afterward, the Nigeria Olympic Committee will know what will accrue to them as a body.
NOC spokesman Femmy Adetula said the board also discussed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic games in 2021, Commonwealth Youth Games which is postponed till 2023, the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, in 2022, the athletes welfare, the International Olympic Committee, IOC agenda on 30 per cent women involvement in the National Federations activities and the upliftment of the National Federations.