The Minister made this known when the Federation, led by its President, Hon. Yahaya Mohammed were on hand to brief the Minister in Abuja recently.
He charged them that now that the Olympic is in sight, weightlifting is one of the sports expected to bring glory to the country and he hopes that medals would be won because weightlifting is a bit predictable when compared to other sports.
The Minister therefore urged the coaches on the need to be very objective and not to interfere with the selection process of athletes.
Earlier in his remarks, Hon. Yahaya Mohammed, appreciated the Minister and the Ministry for the unflinching support and encouragement accorded the federation, especially at the recently concluded 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
He thereafter, solicited for the support of the Minister for funding to ensure that the weightlifting federation participates and contests with clean wins, in the remaining championships and qualifiers for Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Permanent Secretary and Directors of the Ministry were also handy to receive the Board along with the Minister..
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