Nigeria’s contingent to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games returned to a rousing reception at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, with the minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, assuring early preparations for the Commonwealth Games.
The minister commended Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume for their impressive performances at Tokyo, and assured that President Mohammadu Buhari is proud of the team not only for winning medals, but for comporting themselves well in a manner expected of Nigerian Sports Ambassadors.
He thanked them for making Nigerians proud saying at that moment when the Nigerian flag was hoisted, and two Nigerians stepped on the podium as the world sang the Nigeria National Anthem in unison, will remain indelible in their hearts as they look forward to a more glorious outings at the fast approaching Commonwealth Games.
According to Mr. Dare, the lessons learnt in Tokyo will put the team in good stead for the Commonwealth Games declaring that preparations start today.
He disclosed that President Buhari has graciously increased the bonuses of Team Nigeria at the games due to their performances.