The First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has commended the female national basketball team, D’Tigress for emerging champions at the 2023 AfroBasket championship in Kigali, Rwanda.
The first lady, who organised a reception for the team in Abuja on Monday, expressed joy over the victory, saying the team displayed dedication, commitment and unity.
She applauded the team for demonstrating the skills and sportsmanship that brought them the victory, which also made the nation proud of them.
“Your exceptional dedication, relentless teamwork, and unwavering dedication have once again brought pride and honour to our nation. Your performance on the court is a testament to your hard work, discipline and excellence.
“You showcased your capability and served as role models for aspiring female athletes across Nigeria. Your accomplishment goes beyond the court; it inspired countless individuals, especially women, to pursue their dreams with dedication and perseverance.
“The collective efforts, unity and synergy you displayed during the tournament exemplify the qualities that we need to make our nation strong again,” she said.
The first lady encouraged the team to keep making the nation proud, while encouraging other women to emulate the good qualities displayed by the team.
“Your victory transcended sport, 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 achievement 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,” she said.