Minister Assures Athletes Of Support


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has assured Nigerian athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics of maximum support that will spur them to podium success.
Speaking during the Atheletics Federation of Nigeria Evaluation programme held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Minister said, “The idea of organizing this competition is  to create  opportunity  for our  athletes to improve  their ratings and prepare adequately for  qualifications for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This event is a testimony of renewed hope for track and field as outlined by AFN.
I urge you not to relent by ensuring that every activities are linked to development and  promotion of Atheletics to restore our lost glory”.
He further added, “I seize this opportunity to task the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to ensure that the aims and objectives of the Federation are achieved by moving our  sports to greater heights.
The Ministry will continue  to play its supervisory role. All the Federations will be given adequate assistance to prepare  our athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
To the athletes, I assure you that the Ministry would not  relent in helping you achieve the desired goal.  Your welfare is paramount so you will be provided with all necessary tools to excel.”

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