President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has avowed government’s support for sports development in Nigeria as he congratulated members of the Nigerian team for their sterling performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which ended in Glasgow, Scotland at the weekend
President in a statement signed by Ruben Abati applauded the elating accomplishment of Blessing Okagbare who gloriously dominated the female sprint events, and other athletes who won medals for the country at the games.
The President believes that the athletes’ impressive performance at the games which resulted in Nigeria ranked 8th out of 71 participating countries is a further demonstration of the indomitable spirit of Nigerians and the great heights they can attain with hard work, commitment, dedication, courage and patriotism.
President Jonathan assured the athletes and their handlers that his Administration will continue to do its best to encourage them and support sports development in the country.
He looks forward to receiving and honouring the medal winners and their coaches at the Presidential Villa, Abuja