President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated has Team Nigeria, after their scintillating feat at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina on Sunday, disclosed this development in a press release.
The President’s statement read, ‘‘We are proud of these achievements and the memories will linger with the nation forever. For me, this is a special moment and a fitting parting gift, being my last Commonwealth Games as Head of State.’’
Team Nigeria’s 94 athletes that represented the country, were commended by the Buhari in the 11-day competition.
The event which attracted the attention of sports fans all over the world, had at least 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories, competed in the 280 medal events.
Nigeria surpassed the 1994 record of 11 gold medals in Victoria with 35 medals, including 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze, achieving the best-ever outing at the Commonwealth Games.
Others who got accolades from the President are the coaching crew and team officials for their passion for the development of sports in the country,
Buhari also assured them that history would remember them for all their contributions to the feat of making the athletes shine on the international stage.