The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr Sunday Dare, welcomed Uche Eke, the first Gymnastics Gold medalist from Nigeria in his office on Monday.
Uche Eke is a Nigerian-American Gymnast who won Gold at the 2019 All AfrIcan Games in Morocco. He will be the first to represent Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Gymnastics event.
Sunday Dare used the meeting as an opportunity to urge athletes that will represent Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games to embrace the spirit of patriotism. The minister also charged them to go to the games with a view to earn podium appearances.
The minister said he believed that the love for Fatherland, coupled with discipline, consistency, patriotism and dedication among the youth involved in sporting activities will no doubt ensure immeasurable success for Nigeria during the forthcoming Olympic Games.
He also hailed Uche Eke for his patriotism and commitment to Sports development in the country. He said: “You have brightened our journey to the Olympics and I, therefore, urge Nigerian youth to emulate your spirit of patriotism and commitment to sports development in the country.”