Senator Labels Olympics Outing as “National Shame”, Calls For Sanctions

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Uche Chukwumerije, a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and father of Team Nigeria’s Captain at the London 2012 Olympics, Chika Chukwumerije, has called for sanctions against all the people responsible for the country’s failure to win medals at the just-concluded world games.

The Senator who was in London for the Olympics told the News Agency of Nigeria just before his departure that what had happed in London was a “national shame’’.

According to the Senator, the Sports Minister and all those at the head of sporting authorities in Nigeria should be sacked.

“I believe that now the first and foremost thing that must be done is that somebody will have to take responsibility. Those at the head must take responsibility. It is done everywhere. If Nigeria had got one gold medal, they would have been bloating and rejoicing.

“In the same way, when we fail, they should be punished because they are the people at the head. And so, all those at the head of sporting authorities from the minister to the head of the ministry should be sacked.”

“This will serve as a deterrent to others so that they know that in Nigeria there must be a reward or punishment for role performance.”



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