The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, today , August 7, hosted the Nigerian female Basketball Champions, D’tigress to a reception at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
The First Lady described their performance on the basketball court as a testament to hard work, discipline and commitment to excellence.
She said that such attributes would inspire countless individuals, especially women, to pursue their dreams.
“Your victory transcends sports, symbolizes the potential that can be realized when a diverse group of individuals come together with a common goal.
“I am immensely proud of your achievements and the positive image you have projected for our country. Your success reinforces the fact that Nigerian women are capable of reaching the highest level in any endeavour they choose to undertake.”
The Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar thanked the First Lady for hosting the team.
He gave assurance that they would be going to the drawing board to get ready for the 2024 Olympic Games with victory on their mind.
The captain of the team presented the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket trophy to the First Lady, with the wife of the Vice President, wife of the Senate President supporting.
The officials of the Basketball Federation also presented a medal and jersey to the First lady.
This the Fourth consecutive victory of the D’tigress of Nigeria at the Afrobasket tournament.