President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Team Nigeria to go for gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The President called on them to put up the resilient spirit of the Nigerian -ever ready to endure and prevail- a resounding success at the Winter Olympics.
In a statement today, Friday, by the senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari particularly commended the women’s bobsleigh team, made up of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga for making history by being the first African bobsleigh team to participate in the Winter Olympics in that category.
The President also salutes Nigerian Olympian, Simidele Adeagbo who has raised the bar as the first African female to compete in Skeleton at the Games.
He assured the athletes that Nigeria stands with them throughout the competition even as he acknowledged the patriotism, sacrifice, hard work and personal dedication of the Nigerian athletes.
The President, who had earlier approved the appointment of Chef de Mission to take care of the team, assures the Olympians of the unflinching support of the Federal Government and thanks all who made their participation in the games possible, particularly Corporate Nigeria. [myad]