The first batch contingent of Team Nigeria will on Tuesday July 6, 2021 departed Abuja for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
According to the Director, Federation of Elites Athletes Department (FEAD), Dr Simeon Ebhojiaye, members of the Canoeing team Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwunna, Esther Toko and her coach Regina Enofe of Rowing event alongside Secretary General Olubunmi Oluode will depart through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Ethiopian Airline.
Also in the team is the Special Adviser on Sports to the Minister, Ambassador Mary Onyali, MFR, medical crew of Dr. Samuel Ogbondeminu, Messrs Okoh Joseph, Abdulsalam Shuaibu and Ekundayo Ogunkunle.
Earlier on Monday, an advanced team of the Ministry of Youth and sports Development departed via the Muritala Mohammed International airport, Lagos.
The second batch will depart on July 13.
Nigeria will be competing in nine sports at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics which runs from July 23 to August 8, 2021 while the Paralympians will be competing in four dports from August 24 to September 5, 2021.