Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has assured Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Youth Games the payment of their camp allowances “without complaints”.
Only Twenty-six Athletes are expected to fly the West African nation’s flag at the Commonwealth Youth games in Bahamas next month.
The Minister also charged them to “win laurels not only for yourselves but for our country, Nigeria.”
About 50 athletes have been camped for a month at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium Abuja while the boxers are camping in Lagos.
In a visit to the athletes at the weekend Dalung said, “I came here to encourage you and to see how you all are faring in camp. I’m aware that you have already spent one month and will be leaving for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas soon.
“I want you to believe in yourselves because self confidence will help you not only in your career as athletes but also in life. Do your best and maintain a high level of discipline in camp.
“I urge you to be the best that you can to lift your career and also win laurels not only for yourselves but for our country, Nigeria.
“I want to assure you that all your camp allowances will paid in time without complaints but to whom much is given, much is also expected.
“We implore you to do your best and ensure that Nigeria’s flag is hoisted in the Bahamas during the Youth Commonwealth Games” Dalung said.
Team Nigeria will take part in swimming, athletics, beach volleyball, cycling, boxing, tennis and judo.
The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games which is the 6th edition will feature athletes between the ages of 14-18 years from 70 nations.