The minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare has stated that the ministry under his leadership will be very aggressive in its campaign in seeking support from the private sector for sports development in the country
The minister who stated yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja as Team Nigeria arrived from Tokyo Olympics in Japan hours before the official closing ceremony of the Games.
‘We will be more aggressive in our campaign for team Nigeria because we have seen that with proper support Nigeria can go beyond the unthinkable.
‘Some of the funds we got came late but despite this, we can still see the impact it had on the team especially those that were supported,’ he explained
In an ecstatic mood and brimming with the joy of silver and bronze medals’ feat, the duo of Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brumen were all happy to have achieved a podium finish at Tokyo.
In a brief interview shortly after their arrival at the Abuja Airport, Ese and Divine give thanks to God for given them strengths and inspiring them to their respective victories.
“I want to thank Almighty God for this feat, and also want to say a special thank you to the Minister of Sports, Honourable Sunday Dare for his unconditional support and care before, during and after my participation at the games.
“The medal is dedicated to all Nigerians that believe and supported me, the Minister inclusive and I’m proud I was able to repay their trust with a podium finish,” says Ese Brume
Blessing Oborududu commended the Minister’s efforts throughout their stay in Japan for the Olympics.
“It delights my heart to come home with a silver medal, I give glory and admonition to God. The Minister of Sports was tremendous in his support throughout the Olympics and I am saying a big thank you to him.
“To all Nigerians that supported me with prayers and words of encouragement I can’t thank you enough,” she said.