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Sports Minister affirms Nigeria’s readiness for Paris 2024 Olympics

"The Minister pointed out that Nigeria will be aiming for gold in Paris, in like fashion as the nation's heroics at the 1996 Olympic Games"

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The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, has restated the ministry’s commitment to seeing Team Nigeria achieve an unprecedented feat in the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

The minister said Nigeria would be aiming for gold in Paris, in the same fashion as the nation’s heroics did at the 1996 Olympic Games.

“Like every area of human endeavor, 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,” Enoh said in a statement by Diana-Mary Nsan, the Special Assistant on Media, given to Persecondnews on Friday in Abuja.

The ninistry has established a ministerial podium performance committee for strategic planning and execution in order to achieve this goal,” he stated.

“This committee is diligently assessing various sports where Nigeria holds a competitive advantage.

“Collaborating closely with the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) and different sports federations, the Ministry is 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, emphasizing the synergy between the Ministry, NOC, and the 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.

While some athletes and sports have qualified for the Games, others are still undergoing the qualification process.

Paris, the capital of France, will host the Games from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

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