President Buhari Sends Huge Message to Nigerian Athletes Participating at Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

President Buhari Sends Huge Message to Nigerian Athletes Participating at Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • President Muhammadu Buhari believes Nigerian athletes can perform well at the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • The president charges all participants to do well at the games as he hopes Nigeria surpasses the record of 2018
  • Buhari also believes that the games, billed to hold in China, will foster stronger ties between both countries

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent words of encouragement to Nigerian athletes heading to China for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vanguard reports.

The president wishes all participating athletes success at the games urging them to surpass the previous record in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018, when the nation competed for the first time.

In a statement through his special adviser on Media and Publicity, the commander-in-chief believes the games will also foster stronger ties between Nigeria and China.

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President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari wishes athletes to the Olympic games success. Photo: The Guardian Nigeria
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The statement reads:

“Recognising that the Olympic Games is a platform for closer friendship and cooperation between countries, the Nigerian leader sincerely hopes that all athletes, in the pursuit of their Olympic dream, would promote the core values of the Games: excellence, friendship and respect.
“The President congratulates China on hosting the Winter Olympics, lauding Beijing for making history as the first “dual Olympic city” in the world’s Olympic history, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.
“As a friendly and brotherly country to Nigeria, President Buhari affirms the support of the Nigerian government and its people to China.
“He believes that with China’s rich experience in organising international events, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, with the slogan “Together for a Shared Future”, will be delivered as a splendid, exceptional and extraordinary Olympic event for the world.”

Buhari tells Nigerians to encourage and support Super Eagles

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to encourage the Super Eagles to bounce back, after the team crashed out of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

A 46th-minute strike by Youssef Msakni was enough for the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia to knock the tournament-favourites out of the biennial tournament.

Buhari had, via a video call, spoken with the team shortly before their Round of 16 clash against the North African side, however they could not move past that stage.

Ahmed Musa promises Super Eagles outing in future

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has thanked Nigerians for the show of love despite that the team failed to go past the Round of 16 at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Ahmed Musa who was not in action during the 1-0 loss to Tunisia stated that the team gave their very best, but it turned the other way round.

Augustine Eguavoen’s men reached the knockout stage of the competition with a 100% record completing three wins from three matches.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.