Take Nigerian Flags to Venues, Gumel Urges Officials


As Olympic medals beckon for Team Nigeria, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, has reminded athletes and officials to make it a point of duty to take Nigerian flags to venues.

Team Nigerian officials are highly expectant of breaking the yoke of no medal in London 2012 Olympic Games as they wait anxiously for Nigeria’s first medal to arrive.

The Nigerian football team, Dream Team VI has been in superlative form and is being tipped for a medal just as boxer Efe Ajagba showed glimpses of winning a medal with his knockout of his first opponent to move into the quarter finals.

One more victory, definitely accounts for at least a bronze or even silver and gold.
“We came with many Nigerian flags. Our athletes and their officials should always go to venues of events with the flags. It will be sad for any Nigerian to win and be looking for flags to celebrate’’, Gumel said.

He also noted that waving the flags during the events shows support as the Nigerian flags flutter with the rest of other countries whose flags are permanently being waved at the stadium.