Abdullahi Salutes Bronze Winning Team Nigeria

Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the immediate past Minister of Sports, has congratulated the Nigerian women’s athletics team for winning the country’s first ever medal, a bronze, in the inaugural IAAF World Relays.

The Nigerian team came a close third with 3.23.41 seconds behind the Jamaican team which came second (3:23.26) and the Americans who were first with 3.21.73 seconds.

The IAAF World Relays is an international track and field sporting event that will see national teams from around the world compete exclusively in relay races.

Although Mallam Abdullahi stated that he was impressed with the performance of the team, he noted that in time Nigeria would consistently do better and become an athletics powerhouse in the world.

‘’I am happy that we are beginning to see some of the results of the High Performance System that my team established when I was the minister.

‘’I am confident that if the structures we left behind are maintained, there will be great improvements in the performance of our athletes such that Nigeria will become a world power not only in athletics but in other sports’’.


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