Queens Baton gets rousing welcome in Lagos

Posted on Apr 2 2017 - 10:09am by admin

Lagos residents the day prior to this gave the Queens Baton a rousing welcome as they arrived at the international wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport.
Dignitaries including NOC President, Engr Habu Gumel, Chairman of the Queens Baton primary Organising Committee Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, Hon Tunde Popoola, Chief Solomon Ogba (1st vp of NOC and AFN President), President basic of Supporters membership, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze (SA to sports activities Minister), Emma Nweri, Peter Nelson and hordes of Journalists and camera men have been present to welcome the Commonwealth video games association contributors led via Gideon Sam.
Others who arrived with the Baton are Adam highest, Patricia Quayle Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Colin Briggs.
The Supporters club with their band became the Airport to a carnival of sorts as workers and passengers joined in the sweet melody of the track. Gideon Sam said that the arrival of the Baton starts the countdown to the games in Gold Coast, Australia. He noted that Nigeria used to be a powerhouse in the video games including that the keenness shown right here demonstrates Nigeria’s willingness to win on the video games.
once the Baton used to be exceeded over to Engr Gumel, the group cheered. Gumel mentioned that Nigeria was satisfied to obtain the Queens Baton and promised that workforce Nigeria would do Nigerians proud in Australia.
Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi was excited to carry the Queens Batons and referred to that the Batonbearers will inspire others with their ardour and commitment to promote the Commonwealth games.

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