The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has commended the young women on the Team Nigeria to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for rising to the challenge of changing the country’s image for the best, by hurling in gold medals to place Nigeria on the global arena as the best African Team in the competition.
Tallen congratulated the amazing quartet Women Relay Team of Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha and the superlative golden girl, Tobi Amusan, who also won another gold medal in the 100m women’s hurdle event.
In a statement, the Minister expressed conviction that the future of the Nation lies in the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian Woman, as they can also bring about a robust and strategic approach in addressing the challenges of the Nigerian State, If they can do it in sports.
She maintained that there’s a need to celebrate Nigerian Women and Girls, as they continue to redefine Nigeria in the eyes of the world, boasting that the team has remained the best for Team Nigeria Athletes ever, with the young women doing us proud.
In her Words; “As I watched these amazing amazons embrace the Nigerian flag with infectious joy, to the amazement of the world, I was more than ever convinced that the future of this Nation lies in the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian Woman. If they can do it in sports, they can also bring about a robust and strategic approach in addressing the challenges of the Nigerian State. Women, I should say, hold the ace and must be given the opportunity to showcase their potential.
“And so, with pride as the Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs, I dare to say that in all my experience of Nigeria’s participation in sports at international engagements, the year 2022, which we already tagged as the “Year of “Hope” for Nigerian Women and Girls has remained the best for Team Nigeria Athletes, ever with the young women doing us proud.”
The Minister said that It is heartwarming to know that the Team Nigeria won 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 bronze medals with the women carting away most of the medals in all categories.
She however appreciated other female participants, not forgetting those who won silver and bronze medals, as she maintained that they remain the Unsung heroines that Nigeria intends to celebrate.
“I want to also thank the likes of Ese Brume, Blessing Oborududu, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Adijat Adenike Olarinoye, Miesinnei Mercy Genesis, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal, Folashade Oluwafemilayo, Eucharia Iyiazi, Chioma Onyekwere and Goodness Nwachukwu who all won gold medals in their events.”