President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday July 12th, 2021 play host to Team Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he would hand the Olympics-bound athletes to the NOC in line with age long tradition.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare “we are keeping to the tradition of unveiling the team to the President, who will in turn hand them over to the Nigerian Olympics Committee (NOC).
“The unveiling of the official wear/equipment will be done by Mr. President. This is a very symbolic event meant to officially send forth the team to the Games.
“This should also inspire the athletes and to reinforce the fact that the Federal Government and the entire country are behind them”
The Minister commended President Buhari for committing enormous resources towards Team Nigeria’s participation and preparation.