The Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Abayomi Oke, has eulogised the two state-born members of Nigeria’s table tennis team at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun.
Oke, for winning medals for the country.
The duo Quadri and Abiodun were part of Nigeria’s male table tennis team that won the country’s first medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday.
The table tennis team won silver medal after losing to their Indian counterparts at the final.
Oke pored encomiums on them, expressing delight that they were making the Pacesetter state proud with their trail blazing exploits in Gold Coast.
“On behalf of the people of Oyo State, I congratulate you on your heroic exploits at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
“I am particularly delighted that you are doing the Pacesetter state proud by being among the trail blazers for Nigeria at the Games.
“It is not a coincidence that you are among the winners of Nigeria’s first medal. Your performances confirm the status of Oyo state as pacesetter in all fields, including sports.
“As a commissioner, I am, however, restating the commitment of the present administration in Oyo State to the development of sports in the state,’’ he said.