President Muhammadu Buhari has wished Nigerian athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games success at the competition.
The President, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, expressed confidence that Nigerian athletes participating in different events will excel at the competition by surpassing the previous record in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018, when the nation competed for the first time.
Buhari, while recognising that the Olympic Games is a platform for closer friendship and cooperation between countries, also expressed hope that all athletes, in the pursuit of their Olympic dream, would promote the core values of the games, excellence, friendship and respect.
The President, who congratulated China on hosting the Winter Olympics, lauded Beijing for making history as the first “dual Olympic city” in the world’s Olympic history, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.
President Buhari affirmed the support of the Nigerian government and its people to China as a friendly and brotherly country to Nigeria.
He further expressed the belief that with China’s rich experience in organising international events, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, with the slogan “Together for a Shared Future”, will be delivered as a splendid, exceptional and extraordinary Olympic event for the world.