Winter Olympic: Buhari Wish Team Nigeria, Resounding Success
Winter Olympics; Buhari Wish Team Nigeria Resounding Success
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday wished the Nigerian Bobsleigh and Skeleton team a resounding success ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, which begins today.
The commendation was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The 2018 Winter Olympics tagged PyeongChang 2018 Games, will have the participation of the Nigerian Bobsleigh and Skeleton team, to mark Nigeria’s debut at the Winter Olympics.
The President commended the women’s bobsleigh trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga and also saluted Nigerian Olympian, Simidele Adeagbo, who raised the bar as the first African female to compete in Skeleton Winter Olympics.
President Buhari also announced that he has approved the appointment of Chef de Mission, who have now been saddled with the responsibility of looking after the team’s welfare. He reassured the athletes of Nigeria’s unflinching support, wishing the team resounding success at the event.
The statement read in part, “President Buhari believes that the patriotism, sacrifice, hard work and personal dedication of these Nigerian athletes, who chose to stand with our homeland and lift our flag high at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, will continue to inspire Nigerians, especially our young people.
“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.
“The President wishes Team Nigeria, who clearly represents the resilient spirit of the Nigerian -ever ready to endure and prevail- a resounding success at the Winter Olympics.”
Nigeria News had previously reported that The Former Governor of Lagos state and the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, received the Consul General of the South Korea Embassy in Nigeria, His Excellency Younghaon Lee at his Bourdillion residence, where he was presented with the model torch of the winter Olympics.