Sports Minister Affirms Nigeria’s Readiness For Paris 2024 Olympics

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja. 


Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has confirmed that the Ministry is committed to seeing Team Nigeria achieve remarkable success at the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Drawing inspiration from past achievements and a vision for the future, the Minister emphasised that Nigeria will be aiming for Gold in Paris, in like fashion as the nation’s heroics at the 1996 Olympic Games.

“Like every area of human endeavour, we expect to build upon what we did at the last Olympics. After Atlanta 1996, the time has come for Nigeria to win at the very least, a gold medal at the Olympics,” remarked the Minister.

To fulfil this ambition, the Ministry has established a ministerial podium performance committee dedicated to strategic planning and execution.

The committee is diligently assessing various sports where Nigeria holds a competitive advantage and collaborating closely with the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) and different sports federations.

The Ministry is also orchestrating comprehensive training programs and coordinating the opening of training camps both locally and internationally.

The Minister underscored the collective effort of all stakeholders involved, emphasising the synergy between the Ministry, NOC and federations.

“Given all we are doing within the Ministry, the NOC and the different federations, we are working very hard to ensure we are competitive enough and represent Nigeria well enough in Paris,” the Minister added.

As preparations intensify, Nigeria is poised to showcase its athletic prowess on the global stage and make its mark at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Through meticulous planning, robust training regimes and determination, Team Nigeria aims to leave an indelible legacy of sporting excellence.

Voice of Nigeria understands that while some athletes and sports have qualified for the Games, some others are still undergoing the qualification process.

The Olympic Games will take place between July 26th – 11th August, 2024.

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