President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja congratulated Nigeria’s team at the just-concluded Special Olympics in Los Angeles, United States, for winning medals at the game.

In a congratulatory message to the team, the President commended the team for their diligence, dedication and wonderful performance at the games in which they won a total of 71 medals, including 34 gold medals.

The President applauded the special athletes’ inspiring victories in Los Angeles which he said epitomised the true Nigerian spirit.

“It also represents my personal conviction that whatever challenges we face as a nation, we can overcome them through dedication, hard work and perseverance, and rise to the highest possible levels of accomplishment,’’ he added.

Buhari said that the Federal Government was proud of their “exhilarating and dominant performance at the Special Olympics’’ in which they won medals in all featured events.

The President pledged to receive members of the team at the Presidential Villa to celebrate their brilliant victory.