Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has praised Team Nigerian
for their excellent performance at the recently-concluded Special Olympics in
Team Nigeria’s 42 athletes claimed a total of 71 medals,
including 32 gold at the Games. Buhari thanked the athletes for their
performance in an official statement.
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“The President applauds the special athletes’ inspiring
victories in Los Angeles which, he believes, epitomize the true Nigerian spirit
and his personal conviction that whatever challenges we face as a nation, we
can overcome them dedication, hard work and perseverance, and rise to the
highest possible levels of accomplishment,” the statement read.
“The president assures the athletes that the Federal
Government and all Nigerians are very proud of their exhilarating and dominant
performance at the Special Olympics in which they won medals in all featured
The statement went on to say that all 42 athletes would
celebrate the victory with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
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