By: Sunny Canto
Sport, many agreed is a way of physical fitnessness and mental enhancement but for the newly administration by Federal Government, its a business; education; entertainment; profession; communication means to everyone.
Earlier, team Nigeria Athletics that traveled to Budapest in Hungry for World Athletics Championship, few weeks ago was excitedly and warmly received by Honorable Minister of Sports Development alongside patrotic citizens at the Abuja Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in style.
According to John Eno, "I'm very happy for this opportunity, because its a great honor welcoming our beloved athletics, coaches that represent us; of course, no greater honor than this" he said.
"Someone was here before i came, who did well and they may haven't perform so well as expected, but i think they deserve this motivation agead of subsequent championship; i also watched them keenly since i was sworn into office" he told.
"Our plan is to seat, discuss modalities toward succeeding next time, for (France 2024) Olympics and other foreign tournament's, i think as its necessary to win medals, certainly we will provide good leadership, early preparations, release of funds, keep celebrating them for resilient efforts" Eno assured.
Meanwhile, renown Patient-Okon George, told press men "We traveled as a team to make our Nations proud but unfortunately it didn't come through, definitely we will correct the wrongs next time while advicing her counterparts to remain dogged and focus"
Nigeria Athletics Federation (Technical Director), Mr. Samuel Onikeku, reteriated "So many positive lesson such as participating athletes achived point for us, Tobi Amusan been cleared by the panel to compete, qualifying in four relays out of five"
Onikeku adding, "Yes, we had issues with baton exchange which i explained to the Minister due to lack of camping like Ghana, Jamaica, the rest did but we're encouraged and rest believed it will not happen again; besides, including younger talents and monitor everything they do for over Nigeria two-hundred citizens" he finalized.
In as much as everyone like winning, "Success they say have many friends" so therefore, all spectators and Nigerians must keep cheering our spotmen, women to victory"