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 Athletics 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 fields as outlined by AFN . I urge you all not to relent by ensuring that all activities are linked to development and promotion of Athletics 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.”