President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition, finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 8, in Abuja, President Buhari expressed delight at several reports of peaceful atmosphere, unity and camaraderie in the camp throughout the Games.
He said that this reflected positively in the psyche of the athletes, contributing to the harvest of medals for Team Nigeria.
Buhari urged the officials to work with all the relevant stakeholders to build on the success of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
He urged them to begin early and earnest preparations to surpass the spectacular achievements in future competitions.
According to him, he looks forward to a rousing reception from Nigerians for members of Team Nigeria in Birmingham 2022.
He assured all stakeholders that youth and sports development will remain a priority for this administration.
Recap Of Games
Ese Brume has won gold for Nigeria in the women’s long jump at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on Sunday, August 7.
Brume had a no jump on her first attempt but bounced back right away to jump 6.99m to take the lead in the final and set a new Games Record.
She added another 6.99m and 6.96m in her subsequent jumps but none of her opponents could match or surpass her thereby securing gold with a jump to spare.
However, on her very last attempt, Ese Brume jumped seven meters for another Games Record to become the first woman to jump that far in the history of the Commonwealth Games.