Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has extended his apology to the 10 Nigerian athletes that were disqualified for Tokyo Olympic Games.
The minister said this on Friday in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Sports titled, ‘Statement: Ministry Wades to stem the crisis.
Dare apologized to the athletes in the statement as he promised the ministry would look into some of the issues the athletes have raised and ensure they are being addressed soon.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem the further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes.
“The Ministry is looking into some of the issues raised by the athletes and they are being addressed as quickly as possible.
“The Honourable Minister on Thursday morning in a meeting spoke directly with the 10 track and field athletes who will not be competing and assured them of their welfare. He apologized to them for the unfortunate development that led to their exclusion and promised that it would be fully investigated.”