September 29, 2022



Nigerian athletes, officers return as FG assures of bumber packages  

The primary batch of Workforce Nigeria athletes to the simply concluded Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham has been given a heroic welcome by the Federal Authorities on their arrival after their profitable outing. 

Receiving the athletes and their officers on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport at present in Abuja, the Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Mr Sunday Dare, applauded the superb efficiency of the Workforce which led to the harvest of 35 medals, lifting the nation to the seventh place on the world report of sporting nations.

Represented by the Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister expressed the enjoyment of your entire nation over their excellent achievement, which was the primary within the historical past of the nation

In accordance with him, the character and self-discipline exhibited by the Workforce in Birmingham in addition to the hardwork and assets dedicated by the current administration to sports activities added as much as make the Workforce excel on the World degree.

“We’re happy with you. We’re additionally prepared to present you all of the help wanted to make you soar larger and better,” he stated.

The Minister significantly thanked God for granting the athletes journey mercies again to Nigeria whereas additionally appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari for creating the enabling setting that ensured the realisation of the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

Dare additional thanked the highest administration and employees of the Ministry, the Nigeria Olympic Committee, (NOC), led by Engr. Habu Gumel in addition to the coaches and officers for his or her dedication to the event of sports activities within the nation.

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Earlier, the Director, Nationwide Sports activities Competition & Para Sports activities (NSF & PS) Division of the Ministry, Mr. Peter Nelson, reiterated the Ministry’s avowed dedication to making sure the realisation of the current administration’s coverage thrust within the space of youth and sports activities growth.

Talking on behalf of the athletes, the two-time Commonwealth gold medallist and Tokyo 2020 silver medalist, Blessing Oborodudu, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for all his help to the Workforce, describing him as the daddy of sports activities in modern Nigeria. 

She additionally appreciated the Minister, Everlasting Secretary and different high administration employees of the Ministry, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in addition to their coaches for giving them the a lot wanted help and alternative to do the nation proud on the Commonwealth Video games.

Oborududu additional acknowledged that the athletes put of their greatest for the Nation due to the large encouragement of the Federal authorities and sports activities loving Nigerians pledging that they’ll proceed to do Nigeria proud in subsequent competitions by breaking new and enviable world data.