The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, on Monday, hosted the D’Tigress of Nigeria to a reception at the State House, Abuja.
Tinubu, who hailed the team, said their sterling performance on the basketball court is a testament to hard work, discipline and commitment to excellence, adding that the efforts will inspire countless individuals, especially women, to pursue their dreams.
“Your victory transcends sports, symbolising the potential that can be realised 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.”
In his remarks at the reception, the Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, thanked the First Lady for hosting the team, assuring that the officials were set to begin preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games with victory in mind.
Captain of the team presented the coveted FIBA Women’s Afrobasket trophy to the First Lady who was joined by wife of the Vice President as well as wife of the President of the Senate.
Busola Kukoyi, Mrs Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media, in a statement said 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