By Albert Akota
A Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has applauded the splendid performance of Team Nigeria at the XX 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow describing them as the ‘Pride of the Nation’.
General Gowon who could not hide his admiration of the athlete’s performances said that Nigerians should rise and salute Team Nigeria for their spectacular performance at the Games.
“Certainly, I’m impressed and over-joyed with the performance of Team Nigeria at the Games’’, General Gowon said at his plush Blythewood Hotel in Glasgow.
“In a multi sports event like this with 71 countries participating, it is a thing of joy to see your country’s contingent doing well and also hearing your national anthem playing and your flag flying high. They have done well and deserve an applause from us all’’, the overwhelmed General who is still as strong as a fiddle said.
He however hoped that the remaining athletes whose events are still on should do more to add to the glory of Nigeria.