Buhari hails outstanding achievements of Nigeria’s U20 athletes


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian athletes on their outstanding achievements at the just concluded World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina stated that the President commended the team and their handlers for showcasing to the world that Nigeria was blessed with some of the best talents in the world of sports who by dint of hardwork and perseverance can dazzle anytime and anywhere.

The statement noted that with four gold and three bronze medals to finish third on the final medals table, the President believed that Nigeria’s sports ambassadors in Nairobi and the entire contingent had every reason to celebrate their well-deserved laurels, while putting the track and field world on notice of their intentions to surpass their achievements in the nearest future.

“President Buhari thanks the victorious athletes for flying the country’s flag high at the competition, breaking new records from personal bests and national records all the way to championship record.

“The President joins all Nigerians in celebrating our patriots for reinforcing the can-do and resilient spirit of the Nigerian at the Championships”, it said.

Photo: Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.

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