President Muhammadu Buhari has extended hearty congratulations to Nigeria’s team at the just concluded Special Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.
“President Buhari commends the team for their diligence, dedication and wonderful performance at the games in which they won a total of 71 medals, including 34 gold medals,” Garba Shehu, the President’s special assistant on media and publicity, said in a statement Monday.
He added, “The President applauds the special athletes’ inspiring victories in Los Angeles which, he believes, epitomize the true Nigerian spirit and his personal conviction that whatever challenges we face as a nation, we can overcome them dedication, hard work and perseverance, and rise to the highest possible levels of accomplishment.
“President Buhari assures the athletes that the Federal Government and all Nigerians are very proud of their exhilarating and dominant performance at the Special Olympics in which they won medals in all featured events.
“The President looks forward to receiving members of the team at the Presidential Villa to celebrate their brilliant victories in Los Angeles.”