Danagogo Salutes Pa Olowu At 90

The Minister of Sports/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has congratulated Nigeria’s longest living Olympian, Alhaji Karim Olowu popularly called KAB as he turns 90 years on Saturday, 7 June, 2014.
Apart from being the first Olympian, Alhaji Olowu became the first Nigerian to have officiated in athletics at the Commonwealth Games held in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966.
The minister who praised the nonagenarian for his exploits in athletics, both nationally and internationally as well as his contribution to sports development in the country even after retirement, prayed God to continue to keep and strengthen him.
“I congratulate him as he turns 90. He was a pride to Nigeria in athletics at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and his exploits no doubt rubbed off on younger athletes who have continued to being honour to our country in sports.
“As he clocks 90 years, I pray that God will keep him alive and strong so that our younger athletes will continue to draw inspiration from his success as a renowned athlete as well as his exemplary life”, Dr, Danagogo said.


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