The President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF Dr Ibrahim Abdul has charged the lifters to eschew drug usage and compete for honour as the weightlifting event begins on Monday at the National Sports Festival, NSF, Delta 2022.
The President who stated this on Sunday, on the eve of weightlifting event noted that the federation has zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substance and urged the athletes to compete clean.
“There is no doubt that the atmosphere here (in Asaba) is motivating and the athletes are gearing to go. While both the athletes and officials wait with excitement for the commencement of weightlifting on Monday, as a federation, we have provided all that are need for them to excel.
“But they must compete clean and neat. We have zero tolerance for use of performance-enhancing substances. The athletes should compete for honour and make their states proud.”
The Weightlifting event will begin by 9am on Monday at the Orchid Hotel, by DBS junction, Asaba.