The Ethiopian Airlines manager in Abuja Senait Ataklet joined other dignitaries in Abuja to see off the Nigerian Olympic Team leaving for Japan.
Along with the chairperson of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, Engr. Ahmed Gumel and the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Matsunaga Kazuyosh.
The Second batch of Nigerian Athletes departed on the 13th of July for Japan aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines is the Airline of Choice for Team Nigeria for the Tokyo Olympics. Ethiopian Airlines is the Only African Airline that Flies to Japan straight from Africa .
According to the Nigerian Media, the Nigerian Team will be Competing in many Sports.
The Nigerian minister of Sports, Sunday Dare was quoted as saying “As of today, Nigeria has qualified 61 athletes across nine sports for the
Olympics, and 22 athletes in four Sports for the Paralympic Games, which are: Athletics-22, Badminton-3, Basketball-24, Canoe sprint-1, Gymnastic-1, Rowing-1, Taekwondo-1, TableTennis-1, Wrestling-1 which sums up to 61 and for Paralympic Games we have; Para Athletics-5, Para Powerlifting-10, power rowing-1, Para Table Tennis-6 summing up to 22.”
Ethiopian Airlines manager Mrs. Ataklet told the Team Leader ” we are Proud to fly Team Nigeria to Japan and we will be highly Excited to help them Bring the Medals Home after the Games”