President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian athletes on their outstanding achievements at the just concluded World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
President Buhari, in a statement issued on Monday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, commended the athletes and their handlers for showcasing to the world that Nigeria is blessed with some of the best talents in the world of sport who by dint of hard work and perseverance can dazzle anytime and anywhere.
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The President said with four gold and three bronze medals to finish third on the final medals table, the nation’s sports ambassadors in Nairobi and the entire contingent had every reason to celebrate their well-deserved laurels.
He said the athletes had put the track and field world on notice of their intentions to surpass their achievements in the near future.
President Buhari also thanked 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 joined all Nigerians in celebrating the patriots for reinforcing the can-do and resilient spirit of the Nigerian at the Championships.