Commonwealth: Jonathan commends Team Nigeria


The president will host the athletes at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria’s representatives at the Scotland 2014 Commonwealth games which ended at the weekend.

The President also announced that he will be receiving and honouring the medal winners and their coaches at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.

Mr. Abati said President Jonathan particularly applauded Blessing Okagbare who gloriously dominated the female sprint events.

“The President believes that the athletes’ very impressive performance at the games which resulted in Nigeria ranking 8th out of 71 participating countries is a further demonstration of the indomitable spirit of Nigerians and the great heights they can attain with hard work, commitment, dedication, courage and patriotism.

“President Jonathan assures the athletes and their handlers that his Administration will continue to do its best to encourage them and support sports development in the country. He looks forward to receiving and honouring the medal winners and their coaches at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,” Mr. Abati said in the statement.


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