President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday gave his best wishes to Team Nigeria as the 2018 Winter Olympics got underway in PyeongChang, South Korea.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, where the President 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 partake in the Winter Olympics.
Buhari also showered praise on Nigerian Olympian, Simidele Adeagbo, who is the first African female to compete in the Skeleton sport at the Games.
The president assured the athletes of his administration’s complete support, saying that Nigeria stands with them throughout the competition.
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 represent the resilient spirit of the Nigerian-ever-ready- to-endure-and-prevail a resounding success at the Winter Olympics.”