Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has hailed Nigeria’s female athlete, Ese Brume for her outstanding performance at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, UAE.
After clinching the bronze medal, Omo-Agege considered it to be gold as she inspires the whole Nigerian athletes to win more.
While describing her as a role model, Omo-Agege tasked Nigerian youth to emulate her determination, hard work and can-do attitude.
“Her bronze medal feels like gold to the Nigerian people and we hope she inspires an entire generation of Nigerian athletes to win more medals at the world championships in the future”, Omo-Agege said.
Omo-Agege expressed that her performance has not only her State (Delta) proud but also Nigeria and Africa in general.
In a congratulatory message issued by his Special Assistant on Sports, Mr. Azania Omo-Agege, the Senator commended her optimism, determination and hard work.
The Deputy President of the Senate said:
“Her (Brume’s) determination and sheer doggedness in holding her nerves to win the bronze medal (Nigeria’s maiden medal at the world championships) while competing with the world’s best athletes in the women’s long jump gives us absolute joy and pride.
“Ese had wept profusely while winning the gold medal at the African games held earlier in 2019 because she recalled being told four years earlier while she sustained an injury that she would not be able to jump anymore. However, her optimism, determination, and hard work, which are attributes akin to the Nigerian spirit, helped her overcome this obstacle and she has bounced back stronger.
“The good people of Delta State and Nigeria at large congratulate her and are extremely proud of her achievement and inspiring comeback. Ese Brume is a role model for Nigerian youth who would be aiming to emulate her determination and hard work”.