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Buhari salutes Team Nigeria for feat at U20 World Athletics Championships


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Team Nigeria for its outstanding performance at the just-ended U20 World Athletics Championships held in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Buhari commended “the athletes and their handlers for showcasing to the world that the country is blessed with some of the best talents in sport, who by dint of hard work and perseverance, can dazzle anytime and anywhere.

“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,” the statement said.

It added: “President Buhari thank 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.

“The President joins all Nigerians in celebrating our patriots for reinforcing the can-do and resilient spirit of the Nigerian at the championships”.


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