It is disgraceful that Nigeria, a country of 150 million people, could not win a single Medal in the just concluded Olympic games in London. It is even more disappointing when you consider that Grenada, a tiny Caribbean nation of 104 thousand people, won a gold medal.
When Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi , the Honourable Minister of sports and Chairman National Sports Commission ( NSC ), was asked for comments, he could not hide his disappointment.
“I must say this is as disappointing for my team and myself as it is for all Nigerians everywhere. But even as painful as this disappointment is, we must have the courage to see it for what it is. This, therefore, is a scientific diagnosis of our condition; a clear testimony to how far our sports have fallen behind,”
Why didn’t Team Nigeria perform after the reported claims that the government spent about 2.2 billion naira ($13 million) to send 51 athletes to the Games:? Please leave your comments below on the whole situation.
Mr. Julius Ogunro, a media aide to Minister of Sports Bolaji Abdullahi, made the statement in an exclusive SaharaTV interview on Saturday, August 18 that Nigeria should have budgeted more money for the Olympics games.
Was $13 million dollars not a enough?