Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung over the weekend in Lagos commended the Navy Sailing Club, Ojo, Lagos for its development-oriented programmes, noting that the club is one that should be emulated.
The minister who spoke at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Nigerian Navy was represented by the Director of Grassroots sports development in the ministry, Ademola Aree stated that the strides that the Navy Sailing Club is carrying out were in line with the directive of President Buhari that watersports should be encouraged in the country.
“The swimmers I have seen here today give me a lot of hope and there is promise in these athletes and I look forward to seeing them progress in the near future.”
Commodore, Navy Sailing Club, Babatunde Giwa-Daramola while thanking several senior military officers from the Nigerian Navy and the Army as well as civilian guests noted that the idea of paying attention is to start in earnest preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“The Navy Sailing Club was established in 1987 and it remains the biggest of all clubs associated with watersports. We have produced national athletes that have represented the country at international events and what you have seen of our swimmers and sailors is geared towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. As a club we will continue to give the athletes the enabling environment to train.”