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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s successes have brought us great pride – President Buhari

For winning 35 medals at the just concluded Commonwealth games President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has hailed Team Nigeria for bringing “Great pride ” to the country with their performance.

Nigeria won a total of 35 medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games , the highest in the nations history to place 7th on the final standings .

President Muhammadu Buhari shared the message of appreciation via his official social media handles on Tuesday August 9.


President Buhari wrote ” I join millions of sports-loving Nigerians home and abroad to celebrate the glorious exploits of #TeamNigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games #Birmingham2022.

” I watched some of the colourful & spectacular moments of the competition; Nigeria‚Äôs successes have brought us great pride! ”

” All of our Medalists brought smiles to our faces, by breaking world, national and games records, as well as achieving personal career bests. Especially our talented young women, in athletics, wrestling and powerlifting. ”

” We are proud of these achievements and the memories will linger with the nation forever. For me this is a special moment and a fitting parting gift, being my last Commonwealth Games as Head of State. ”

” Let me also celebrate the Coaching Crew and Team Officials for the passion they have demonstrated for the development of Nigerian sports. History will remember them for all their contributions in making our athletes shine on the international stage. We are all very grateful! ” President Muhammadu Buhari concluded .

Bronze medalist Umofia Edidiong at the Commonwealth games in Birmingham .

As confirmed by the Mr Sunday Dare , Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports development , President Muhammadu Buhari will hosts the medalists to a reception on a yet to be announced date in Abuja .

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