Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has wished Nigeria an outstanding and memorable outing at the 2018 Winter Olympics starting in PyeongChang, South Korea on the 8th of February.
“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,” he said.
Atiku Abubakar praised the trio 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 described 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.