By Dirisu Yakubu

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Thursday, wished the nation’s contingent an outstanding and memorable outing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Nigeria’s Bobsled Team for 2018 Winter Olympics
 Atiku Abubakar, in a statement released by his media office in Abuja, described Nigeria’s quest at the Winter Games as historic, given the fact that snow is yet to be experienced in the country.
“Once again, Nigeria is proving to the world and, most importantly, to ourselves, that we can do the unimaginable and the impossible once we set our hearts on it,” he said. 

He lauded the team made up of Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Simi Adeagbo, who will represent Nigeria in bobsled and skeleton respectively, at the games. 

The women competing in bobsled were originally trained in track and field only to switch to bobsled and qualified for the Olympics, a feat which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain described as pure evidence of the indomitable spirit of Nigeria to conquer new grounds. 

The Waziri further expressed joy at the team’s audacious goal of becoming Africa’s first-ever bobsled team to go to the Winter Olympics saying “These Nigerians are an example of what each and every one of us can accomplish once we set hearts to it, irrespective of the obstacles that may lie in our path. 

“I wish these brave women the best as they fly our nation’s flag at the Olympics. May they be an inspiration to us all to chart new territories and seek to conquer new grounds.”

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