Ambassador Husaini, who in company of his staff welcomed all the remaining athletes and officials in the Nigeria camp to Japan; thanked them for the good work and quality representation they have given the Federal Republic of Nigeria especially the medalists who made the country proud during the Olympics 2020.
In his response, Mr Sunday Dare, Honourable Minister of Youths and Sports Development expressed his delight for the support received from the Nigerian Embassy in Japan. He equally appreciated the athletes for their exploits in Tokyo.
“I have to sincerely thank all the athletes and officials that have worked assiduously to make Team Nigeria a success. To compete and win medals at the Olympics is a great honour in the country of over 200 million people. The Federal Government of Nigeria is proud of you all, but let me quickly add that the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development will take care of the treatment of Enoch Adegoke, Blessing Oborodudu, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Usheoritse Itsekiri plus any of the athletes that is nursing any injury.”
In similar vein, Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel, President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) who presented the International Olympic Committee Pins and certificates to the medalists urged them to prepare themselves very well for the forthcoming games and events, so that they can perform better. Also, he praised the Minister for his effort on the athletes and the working relationship that exists between the Ministry and NOC.