… kits made by a local company – Dare
President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled Team Nigeria Olympic kit for the athletes en-route the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games at the State House Banquet Centre, Abuja.
Buhari was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
In his speech, the minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare said the kits were produced using local content by a local sports equipment manufacturing company.
“Furthermore, I am happy to announce today that the complete kit for Team Nigeria to the Tokyo 2020 Games was produced with a heavy dose of local content.
We thank AFA Sports, Africa For Africa, a local sports equipment manufacturing company for delivering on the production of uniforms for Team Nigeria.
“This is a veritable testament and commitment of the Buhari administration, to support and grow local content and industry in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.
“For the Tokyo 2020 Games, AFA Sports conducted extensive research on the climate of Japan, so as to curate the best performance fabrics for Team Nigeria, in particular, knowing fully well that the margins of success can come down to the quality of the athletes’ kit,” he said.
He further assured the president that these athletes will do Nigeria proud at the Olympics and represent Nigeria well.
“Many of them have told me personally about their determination to achieve podium success to make Nigeria proud. I have no reason to doubt their commitment. I surely wish them the best,” he concluded.
Nigeria qualified in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Canoeing, Gymnastics, Rowing, Taekwondo, Table Tennis and Wrestling.
For the Paralympic Games, we qualified in Para Powerlifting, Para Athletics, Para-Rowing and Para Table-Tennis.