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Speaker hails Nigeria showing at African Games

22 September 2015, 07:47Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has hailed members of Nigeria's African Games team for their gallant performances at the just-ended tournament.

The team was impressive at the  Games in Congo Brazzaville. Nigeria claimed 47 gold, 56 silver and 44 bronze.

The Speaker's  Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, said the athletes had done Nigeria proud by finishing in second place (behind Egypt) in the overall medals table.

Dogara said the spectacular performance displayed by the athletes in Congo was reflective of the true Nigerian spirit and worthy of commendation.

"The performance of Team Nigeria has demonstrated that with unity of purpose, hard work and determination there is nothing that is not achievable," he said.

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He disclosed that the National Assembly would continue to make budgetary provisions for the improvement of welfare of athletes in addition to providing modern sporting facilities.

The Speaker urged members of Team Nigeria to work hard towards securing the first position in the next African Games.

Dogara tasked both authorities of the sport ministry, various sporting federations and the athletes to ensure early preparation for the Rio Olympics in Brazil next year.

“With your performance at the All Africa Games, we expect you to improve on it in next year's Olympics in  Brazil,” he added.

He said government was determined to providing the conducive atmosphere for all young people to realise their potential in life.



- CAJ News


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