Buhari hails exploit of Nigeria’s U20 athletes


Buhari sends message to Nigeria's U20 athletes

By Ismaila Chafe

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

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Femi Adesina, the President noted the Nigerian U20 team won four gold and three bronze medals to finish third on the final medals table.

Buhari commended the team and their handlers for “showcasing to the world that Nigeria is blessed with some of the best talents who by dint of hard work and perseverance can dazzle anytime and anywhere.’’

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He thanked the victorious athletes for flying the country’s flag high at the competition, breaking new records from personal bests and national records to championship records.

The president joined all Nigerians in celebrating the patriots for “reinforcing the can-do and resilient spirit of Nigerians at the Championships’’.


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