Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Nigerian team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to do their best as they represent the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians.
Osinbajo made the call at the send-off ceremony for Team Nigeria, formal handover of the Nigerian contingent to the Nigeria Olympic Committee, (NOC) and unveiling of the team’s official kit.
The event was held at the State House Conference Hall, Abuja.
The Vice President told the athletes that their performance at the tournament would be an opportunity to immortalise themselves. H implored the team to be motivated by the great exploits of former Nigerian Olympians.
He cited Chioma Ajunwa who won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics for the long jump and became the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event. Osinbajo also made reference to the Nigerian Olympic football team that won gold at Atlanta 96.