The Nigeria Olympic Committee president, Sani Ndanusa is impressing fans and friends of Team Nigeria here in London. Since arriving for the biggest sporting fiesta, Ndanusa has been distributing souvenirs and mementos which are part of items that make the Olympics thick. There are collectors of these souvenirs who have witnessed more than 10 Olympics in their life time.
The gesture has gone well with fans of Team Nigeria and others who cherish such pins from other countries at the Olympics. As little and insignificant it might look to others, most recipients value such gifts over money.
Nigerian officials in the past never reckoned with such minor details while planning for the Olympics. And athletes had severally been embarrassed when other athletes offer their hands of friendship by giving them pins and gifts.
The Nigerians turned out to be receivers and not givers. Flags, too, also play such important and significant roles in the Olympics.
Gestures like this help to polish the country’s image. But at this event, Ndanusa has refused to leave this minute detail to chance.
He landed in London prepared with pins, gift items, flags, and many more materials with the emblem of Nigeria.