The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has congratulated eight-year-old badminton star, Adeela Adedeji, after she called him out for ignoring her win at the African Gymnastics Clubs Championships.
The 8-year-old Kwara-born athlete who represented her state at the competition in Pretoria, South Africa, won a silver medal.
In a trending clip, Adedeji apologized to the state government for not winning a gold medal and expressed disappointment in the state government for not congratulating her despite winning a silver medal.
Speaking to Arise TV, she said,
“First of all, I’d like to apologise to my state government in Kwara for winning a silver medal. Stephanie’s government congratulated her, but my government did not congratulate me.”
Watch the trending clip, below,
Well, the Kwara state governor, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, has now congratulated Adeela Adedeji and fellow badminton star, Feranmi Adekunle Aguda.
The statement read,
“All of us in Kwara are proud of Feranmi and of the little Adeela for the honour they have brought to the state. They are our superstars! We celebrate them and certainly look forward to seeing them always reaching for the stars and breaking all the glass ceilings in the future,” the Governor said in a statement in honour of the little girl.
“I personally look forward to hosting them as a mark of respect for their excellence, hard work and focus, and to encourage others to dream big in every good thing they venture into, especially their academics and other vocations.”