FG COMMENDS TEAM NIGERIA FOR FINISHING FOURTH AT AFRICAN BEACH GAMES.
By Elizabeth Henrywilson
As the 2nd African Beach Games rounds off in Hammamet, Tunisia; the Federal Government has commended Team Nigerian athletes for finishing fourth on the medals table.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar gave the commendation today while addressing athletes at the end of the Competition
He stated that Nigeria is
thrilled with their performances which earned them podium appearances by recording 11 medals (6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze), thus coming fourth out of the 23 countries that participated at the Tournament
The Permanent Secretary informed that the Ministry will continue to support the development of its youth through sports in line with the policy thrust of the present administration with a view to providing them the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents to the world, thereby contributing meaningully to the socio-economic development of the nation
Alhaji Ismaila further commended the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and Leader of the Team, Engr. Habu Gumel, other NOC Officials as well as Management Staff of the Ministry for the quality coordination that led to the successes recorded at the Games
In particular, he applauded Kolawole Esther, Blessing Oborodudu and Mercy Genesis for their mastery of the game and the subsequent harvesting of all the gold medals in the 60, 70 and 50kg weight categories of the Beach Wrestling.