President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian athletes on their outstanding achievements at the just concluded World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a statement today, August 23 by a presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said that with four gold and three bronze medals to finish third on the final medal table, Nigeria has many reasons to celebrate.
“With four gold and three bronze medals to finish third on the final medals table, the President believes that our sports ambassadors in Nairobi and the entire contingent have 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 commended the team and their handlers for showcasing to the world that Nigeria is blessed with some of the best talents in the world of sport who by dint of hardwork and perseverance can dazzle anytime and anywhere.
He also thanked 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.
He celebrated with all Nigerians for the feat by the patriotic athletes “for reinforcing the can-do and resilient spirit of the Nigerian.”