Buhari Congratulates Nigeria’s Special Athletes

Channels Television  
Updated August 10, 2015

buhariNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the Nigerian team at the just concluded Special Olympics which took place in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari praised the team of 42 athletes for their diligence and dedication, that led to the acquisition of 71 medals at the games.

“These victories are a reflection of the true spirit of Nigeria.

“Despite whatever challenges we face individually or as a people, we know that we can still overcome them and excel,” President Buhari said.

He added that the country was particularly proud of the athletes for winning a medal in every single event featured at the Games.

“Our special athletes have indeed proved themselves special.

“Nigeria’s team to the Special Olympics has given us all a reason to smile and celebrate. I look forward to celebrating with the entire team at the State House in Abuja,” President Buhari said.

The President added that at a time like this, when his government is working hard to correct past mistakes, it was encouraging to receive such good news.