December 4, 2022

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The Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Mr Sunday Dare, has introduced Nigeria’s younger African Gymnast, Stephanie Onusiriuka, with the sum of N250,000 and a letter of commendation, following her latest accomplishment on the African Championships held in Pretoria, South Africa,.

Dare who made the presentation Wednesday in his workplace in Abuja, when the younger Gymnast, accompanied by her Coach and mom, Mrs Amaka Onusiriuka, paid him a courtesy go to, described her as a real Ambassador of sports activities within the nation.

In response to him, “The Ministry has been monitoring the efficiency and progress of the eleven yr outdated African Champion Gymnast ever since she participated on the Nationwide Youth Video games, Ilorin in 2019 the place she received a Bronze medal.”

He acknowledged additional that “the Ministry was additionally following your efficiency throughout the Edo 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Competition. You received 1 Gold medal, 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal, and also you have been adjudged to be the second finest all-round Gymnast.”

Whereas commending the efficiency of the younger Gymnast, Dare assured that the Ministry was ready to take her to the Olympics by the point she turns 13, simply to observe the Video games alongside facet the younger swimmer who he known as “the fish”, with a view to spurring them to greater heights of their varied sporting fields.

The Minister added that Onusiriuka is a part of the Ministry’s Expertise Hunt Programme which is an initiative of the current administration.

“You might be part of our Expertise Hunt Programme and the Ministry will hold supporting your worldwide journeys,” he added.

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Dare additionally appreciated the Chairman, Airpeace Airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, who promised Stephanie Onusiriuka, free tickets for all Airpeace locations for her trainings and competitions and referred to as on all sports activities loving philanthropists to lend such supporting palms to budding skills.

He reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s willpower to the event of grassroot sports activities within the nation with a view to constructing formidable sporting groups for our nation.

Talking earlier, the mom and coach of the promising younger Gymnast, Mrs Amaka Onusiriuka, stated Stephanie practices at house on a regular basis and within the Stadium each Sunday from morning to night.

Mrs. Onusiriuka who additional disclosed that the teenager has one other championship at Liverpool in October, and coaching tour in Japan, added, “she has gotten all the required gear for her coaching at house”.