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Buhari Celebrates Team Nigeria’s Impressive Feat At 2022 CWG

Buhari Celebrates Team Nigeria’s Impressive Feat At 2022 CWG

As the curtain draws on the 22nd Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrates the athletes that represented Nigeria gloriously in the competition.

The President joined millions of other sports loving Nigerians to watch some of the colourful and spectacular moments in the 11-day competition, which had no fewer than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories, competing in 280 medal events.

Saluting the memorable display of Team Nigeria athletes, the President commends the 94 worthy ambassadors that proudly flew the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events, and for those exciting moments when the medalists brought smiles to our faces by breaking world, national and games records, as well as achieving personal bests in their career.

With 35 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze harvested already on the late evening of the 10th day of the Games, and more medals likely for the country on the last day, the President thanks the shining stars of Nigeria for competing among the best in the world and displaying the God-given attributes of the real Nigerian- never give up, strive to the end.


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According to the President, it is noteworthy that majority of the medals so far, including 12 gold for the country, were championed by our talented young women and girls, including multi medalist Tobi Amusan (100m Women’s Hurdle and 4x100m Relay), Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha (4x100m Relay); Miesinnei Mercy Genesis (50 kg), Blessing Oborududu (57 kg) and Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) in Women’s Freestyle wrestling; as well as Adijat Adenike Olarinoye (55kg) and Rafiatu Folashade Lawal (59kg) in Women’s weightlifting.

Other gold medalists are Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Women’s heavyweight Para Powerlifting, Eucharia Iyiazi, Women’s shot put, Chioma Onyekwere and Goodness Nwachukwu in Women’s Discus throw, and Ese Brume, long jump.

‘‘We are proud of these achievements and the memories will linger with the nation forever and for me this is a special moment and a fitting parting gift, being my last Commonwealth Games as Head of State,” the President says.

The President also lauds the coaching crew and team officials for the passion towards the development of sports in the country, assuring them that history will remember them for all their contributions in making our athletes shine in the international arena.

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  • Chudynak 2 months ago

    Someone once asked when Usman Mohammad will join the list of the medalists or his is just to lust for power in his quest for continued internal colonization of the rest of us!

  • Ikeben 2 months ago

    Well done Sports minister and Association presidents. Obviously something was done right for those results to come. It shows that you guys learnt from the mistakes of the poor outing at the Olympics. When you mess up we are quick to criticize the leaders, let’s also remember to commend them when the improve or get it right.
    That said, a lot still needs to be done to move Nigeria to the level of England, Australia because it obvious that there are abundant of talents in Nigeria who are capable of winning medals in various Sports. Let’s not limit ourselves to only 9 Sports when with proper investment and planning we can bring up multiple medalist in several Sports. The countries that gathered over 150 medals including over 50 Gold, are not more talented than Nigerians but just that they have sown more. The Bible says if you sow sparingly you will reap sparingly but if you sow bountifully you will reap bountifully.

  • Isiaka 2 months ago

    Who informed Buhari that we’re in commonwealth games? I hope all our won medals stay. Because Buhari is a bad luck.