President Buhari To Host Team Nigeria After Successful Outing At 2022 Commonwealth Games

Date: 09-08-2022 10:49 am (1 month ago) | Author: Abasiodu Sunday
- at 9-08-2022 10:49 AM (1 month ago)

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has disclosed that members of the historic Team Nigeria who represented the country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be received by President Muhammadu Buhari who is proud of their feat.

The 11-day Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ended on Monday, August 8,  with World and Commonwealth gold medallist Tobi Amusan, Team Nigeria’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

Team Nigeria achieved their best performance ever in Birmingham since it started taking part in the Commonwealth Games in 1950, winning 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals, a total of 35 medals, that see them sit seventh on the medals table.

Speaking with the athletes on Monday, Dare praised the team for their success at the tournament, and said plans are being made for a presidential reception.

He said, “I followed every moment of your competition. I was in Birmingham from the beginning till I had to leave for other official engagements. So many Nigerians followed you too. We are all so proud of what you achieved for Nigeria and yourselves.

“Mr President is also very proud of you and has approved that a presidential reception be held to honour you for the historic feat at Birmingham 2022.

“We will immediately start to plan for the reception and once we have tightened things up, we will announce the date, invite you over from your different bases and you will have that privilege of meeting Mr President.

“Nigeria will appreciate you for the great acts of sacrifice, patriotism and determination to excel that you all have demonstrated here, whether you have a medal around your neck or not.”

Meanwhile, Australia ended the event as champions with 178 medals, 67 gold, 57 silver and 54 bronze medals. England finished second with 57 gold, 66 silver and 53 bronze with Canada occupying the third position with a total of 92 medals.

India, New Zealand and Scotland sit in the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. Wales, South Africa and Malaysia complete the top 10.

Posted: at 9-08-2022 10:49 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 9-08-2022 11:33 AM (1 month ago)
nice one ...
Posted: at 9-08-2022 11:33 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Dopybadass at 9-08-2022 11:40 AM (1 month ago)
The Most useless and heartless president to ever rule Nigeria,his history will be long known as a tyrant,and evil,he brought increasing era of hardship
Posted: at 9-08-2022 11:40 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Jiiitk4 at 9-08-2022 12:07 PM (1 month ago)
If you are looking for  Nigerians to host go to numerous  internally Displaced people in IDP camps all over Nigeria.  The handiwork of your murderous  fulani people you  imported into Nigeria  . How  about  hosting  the freed kidnapped  Nigerians.  All these are the  evils you  brought on us.
Posted: at 9-08-2022 12:07 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac