President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, and officials of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to work with all relevant stakeholders to build on the success of the Games.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President advises them to begin early and earnest preparations to surpass the spectacular achievement in upcoming competitions.
He congratulates the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, led by Mr. Sunday Dare, Sports Federations and Associations in the country on the successful conclusion and performance in the games, which took place in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The President observes that Team Nigeria posted an impressive outing at the competition, finishing seventh on the medals table with 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze.
The President expresses delight at several reports of peaceful atmosphere, unity, and camaraderie in the camp throughout the games, which reflected positively in the psyche of the athletes, contributing to the harvest of medals for Nigeria.
It says President Buhari looks forward to a rousing reception from Nigerians for members of Team Nigeria Birmingham 2022, even as he assures all stakeholders that youth and sports development will remain a priority for this administration.