9 February 2018

Nigeria's Team to Winter Olympics, Proof of Our Can Do the Unimaginable, Says Atiku

Former Vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, is wishing Team Nigeria an outstanding and memorable outing at the 2018 Winter Olympics which started in PyeongChang, South Korea thursday.

A statement released by his media office of the former vice-president in Abuja, describes Nigeria's quest at the Winter Games as historic, considering that the country does not experience any snow.

"Once again, Nigeria is proving to the world and, most importantly, to ourselves, that we can do the unimaginable and the impossible once we set our hearts on it," Atiku Abubakar said.

He praised the quartet of Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Simi Adeagbo, who will represent Nigeria in bobsled and skeleton respectively, at the games.

The three women competing in bobsled were originally trained in track and field but eventually switched to bobsled and qualified for the Olympics, a feat which Atiku Abubakar describes as pure evidence of the indomitable spirit of Nigeria to conquer new grounds.

Atiku Abubakar is thrilled to note that the trio's audacious goal of becoming Africa's first-ever bobsled team to go to the Winter Olympics was the motivating force in the qualification of Simi Adeagbo for the skeleton event.

"These Nigerians are an example of what each and every one of us can accomplish once we set hearts to it, irrespective of the obstacles that may lie in our path.

"I wish these brave women the best as they fly our nation's flag at the Olympics. May they be an inspiration to us all to chart new territories and seek to conquer new grounds," concludes the former number two citizen.

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