TOKYO2020: Dare, Gumel, Anako Bids Farewell to Team Nigeria First batch

TOKYO2020: Dare, Gumel, Anako Bids Farewell to Team Nigeria First batch

Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare, President  Nigerian  Olympics committee Engineer  Habu Gumel,  Permanent Secretary  Mr. Nebeolisa  Anako as well top  Directors of the Ministry  on Tuesday bidded farewell to the first Batch of Team Nigeria to theTokyo Olympics  games with a charge to the athletes to shun banned substances  and  to comply with  Covid -19  Protocol.

The athletes  that departed included Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwunna, Esther Toko and her coach Regina Enofe of Rowing event alongside Secretary  General  Olubunmi Oluode. The departed   through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by Ethiopian Airline.

Also in the team are  the Special Adviser on Sports  to the Minister  Ambassador Mary Onyali, MFR, Medical crew of Dr. Samuel Ogbondeminu, Messrs  Abdulsalam Shuaibu and Ekundayo  Ogunkunle.

Speaking during  a brief send forth ceremony, the Minister  said “As you go forth today, be prepared to make our country proud at the games by competing clean and bringing glory to your fatherland”.

Speaking  in the same vein, President  of the Nigerian Olympics  committee  Engineer  Habu Gumel said” You are going out clean free of drugs, make sure you return clean. It is not worth it to win medals and bring shame and disgrace on Nigeria”

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