President MuhammaduBuhari has charged Nigeria contingent to the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco to stay clear off performance-enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country.
Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during the handing over of the athletes to the National Olympic Committee by the Ministry of Sports, noted that the country would be proud of them even when they failed to win any medal, than winning medals that would be stripped off because of drugs use.
“Let me assure you that the Federal Government is fully committed to our delegation’s successful participation in the African Games and will ensure that the welfare of the team is adequately taken care of.
“I want to charge all athletes and team officials going to the Games to be worthy ambassadors of our great country, both on the field of play and outside the sports arena.
“I therefore urge you to keep the integrity of our nation intact by competing clean and fair devoid of any form of doping at the African Games,” Buhari said