In an interview at the Airport , Ese Brumen said
“I want to thank Almighty God for this feat, and also want to say a special thank you to the Minister of Sports Honourable Sunday Dare for his unconditional support and care before, during and after my participation at the games.
“The medal is dedicated to all Nigerians that believe and supported me, the Minister, Honourable Dare I’m proud I was able to repay their trust with a podium finish.”
On her part, Blessing Oborududu commended the Minister’s efforts throughout their stay in Japan.
“It gladens my heart to return home with a silver medal, I give glory and admonition to God. The Minister of Sports Mr. Sunday Dare was tremendous in his support throughout the Olympics and I am saying a big thank you to him.
“To all Nigerians that supported me with prayers and words of encouragement I can’t thank you enough”.
Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare commended the athletes for making Nigeria proud.” Nigerians are proud of your tenacity,
hardwork and dedication that has put our country on the global map. We are very proud of your attainments.