After days of delay the Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance has granted the NBBF an IMPORT WAIVER for their merchandise from Peak at the port. Moves are in place to formalize and clear the jerseys in time for the Olympics.
The good news was released by Nigeria Basketball Federation to fans of D’Tigers on Wednesdays.
Contrary to popular believe, the Nigerian jerseys for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was not seized by customs, as babs Ogunade, a board member of NBBF, refuted the claims that the kits were seized by the customs.
It was also explained that the delay in getting the kits out of the port was due to a lack of documentation and miscommunication between the ministry of finance and the ministry of sports.
Now, the Jersey are expected to be delivered, before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The NBBF, being an agency under the sports ministry, needed its principal to correspond with the finance ministry concerning the waiver.