The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday in Abuja said the ministry was already looking beyond Nigeria’s participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Dalung said this in Abuja on Friday at a press conference held by the ministry to mark the “Africa Youth Day” celebrated yearly on November 1.
The state finished with a total of 67 medals, made up of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze to win the 2018 Games.
At a video presentation held in Abuja on Sunday, the Nigerian delegation comprising the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung; the Permanent Secretar, Adesola Olusade; the Nigeria Olympic Committee President, Engr Habu Gumel; officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports; and the Federal Capital Territory, Dalung assured the visiting members of the IOC that Abuja will be ready to host the games if Nigeria gets the nod.
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, while signing the MoU in Abuja, said the move was a step in the right direction to ensure podium performance at the Commonwealth Games and World Cup
The meeting will discuss among other issues consideration for the host of the first edition of the African Union Sports Council Games and a Sports Development plan for its member nations.