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By Oluwole Francis

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach on Wednesday arrived Nigeria on a two-day official visit.
Bach who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and other top government officials.
He said he was happy to be in Nigeria and expressed optimism on collaborating with stakeholders to further develop sports in Nigeria.
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“Am looking forward to a successful visit in Nigeria in which I will be meeting the government, the Nigeria Olympic committee and the athletes also to wish them luck in the Olympic qualification and the participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.
“It’s a very rich program line up for my visit in Nigeria and am looking forward to enjoy the Nigerian hospitality.” he said.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare in his brief remarks said the visit was historic and a sign of Nigeria’s recognition in the world of sports.
Bach a German lawyer and former Olympic fencer is the ninth and current President of the IOC.
The IOC boss is in Nigeria on a two-day official visit and would pay a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He is expected to commission the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) headquarters in Abuja and tour the Moshood Abiola national stadium, Abuja among other engagements.

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