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This Is A Global Embarrasment- Nigerians Bemoan Asaba 2018

By Njideka Agbo
04 August 2018   |   10:26 am
At a time when the Nigerian government boasts of "fulfilled promises" and Nigeria's capability to host international events, their efforts are repeatedly brought down by the inefficiency to maximise resources. The recently held African Championships in Asaba brought with it sad tales such that it saw the fastest woman in the world and Cote d'Ivorian…

At a time when the Nigerian government boasts of “fulfilled promises” and Nigeria’s capability to host international events, their efforts are repeatedly brought down by the inefficiency to maximise resources.

The recently held African Championships in Asaba brought with it sad tales such that it saw the fastest woman in the world and Cote d’Ivorian Marie Josee Ta Lou tweeting, “I think this is my first and last time to come to Nigeria to compete!”. Her statement is an end-result of her team’s inability to get connecting flights from Lagos to Asaba for hours.

This is not the only incident to occur; a water tanker fell at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, athletes and journalists were left stranded, the tracks were waterlogged among other sad events.

Now Nigerians have stated that the event should never have happened in the country: