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Published On: Sun, Aug 3rd, 2014

Double gold effort: Danagogo hails Okagbare

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Blessing Okagbare
  • Commends Govs Uduaghan, Dickson

By Albert Akota

The Minister of Sports/Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tammy Danagogo has hailed the performance of double gold medallist, Blessing Okagbare as well as other medalists in Team Nigeria for making the country proud at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Speaking from Glasgow, Scotland yesterday, the Minister particularly praised Okagbare for making history by becoming the first Nigerian to win double sprint gold medals in the Commonwealth Games, his Special Assistant on Media, Patrick Omorodion disclosed.

“Okagbare has shown that with determination you can achieve your dream in whatever endeavour you set out for yourself. She has been consistent over the years and has remained focused despite missing the ultimate medal in some competitions before now,” he said.

“I want to congratulate all other gold medalists, as well as those who won silver and bronze for their effort as well and hope that they will build on their successes in Glasgow for future competitions especially as we begin preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil,”Dr. Danagogo stressed.

He equally commended the governors of Delta State and Bayelsa State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for their  relentless support for their state athletes who represent Nigeria at international sports competition.

“The governments of Delta and Bayelsa State and their Governors Dr. Uduaghan and Hon. Dickson in particular must be commended for their consistent  support for  athletes who have gone ahead to represent our country at international events.

Governor of Delta state was here (Glasgow) to support his athletes. So also was the Governor of Bayelsa who came to personally support the wrestlers who are from his state.

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