Nigeria Athletes Commission joins fight against COVID-19

Nigeria Athletes Commission, the body comprising the country’s athletes both serving and retired has joined the rest of their colleagues all over the world in the battle against the dreaded Coranavirus Pandemic disease.

The body sent a video message which reads, “Nigerians please obey all hygiene rules rolled out by government agencies and above all, stay at home and practice social distancing as recommended.

The 2-minute, 22-second message opens with weightlifter, Mariam Usman urging Nigerians to listen to all advisories given by government agencies. Another star, Seun Adigun, former sprinter remarked that ‘we are in the battle’ together.

These are followed by messages from huddler/sprinter, Tobi Amusan; badminton player, Anuoluwapo Opeyori; wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye and D’Tigress’ Evelyn Akhator.

Others include boxer, Femi Ayandibu; sprinter Divine Odurudu; badminton player, Enejoh Abah as well as table tennis sensation, Aruna Quadri.

Also featured are athletes: Blessing Okagbare, Ese Brume and Blessing Oborududu as well as table tennis players: Funke Oshonaike and Bose Kaffo. Former NBA player and African champion, Olumide Oyedeji rounded up the message.

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