FG commends Nigerian athletes for qualifying to participate at world championship

As the National Trials for the Athletics World Championship ends in Benin, the Edo State Capital, the Federal Government has applauded Team Nigeria for qualifying in hurdles, relay and others

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar who applauded them today
expressed optimism that the Team will make the nation proud at Budapest

He charged the athletes to remain focused and also put in their best with a view to ensuring podium finishes during the Competition.

Alhaji Ismaila assured that the Ministry will continue to support the nation’s athletes in their local and International events through the deployment of all necessary administrative procedures to enhance their performances

He therefore called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and the technical crew in particular to bring in their wealth of experience to bear in ensuring the success of the Team at the World Championship.

Some of the events that Nigeria has qualified for, so far, include Hurdles (Women), Long Jump, 100M and N200M (Men and Women), 4 x 1m (Women), Men’s Shotput, Discus Women, Triple Jump (Women) 4 x 4 Mixed Relay and Hammer for Women.

Mohammed Manga
Director, Press and Public Relations,
July 8, 2023

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