World Athletics Championships: FG Hails Team Nigeria

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As the National Trials for the Athletics World Championship ends in Benin, the Edo State Capital, the Federal Government has applauded Team Nigeria for qualifying in hurdles, relay and other events.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar who applauded them on Saturday and expressed optimism that the Team will make the nation proud at Budapest.

He charged the athletes to remain focused and also put in their best with a view to ensuring podium finishes during the Competition.

Alhaji Ismaila assured that the Ministry will continue to support the nation’s athletes in their local and International events through the deployment of all necessary administrative procedures to enhance their performances.

He therefore called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and the technical crew in particular to bring in their wealth of experience to bear in ensuring the success of the Team at the World Championship.

Some of the events that Nigeria has qualified for, so far, include Hurdles (Women), Long Jump, 100M and 200M (Men and Women), 4 x 100m (Women), Men’s Shotput, Discus Women, Triple Jump (Women) 4 x 4 Mixed Relay and Hammer for Women.