Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung on Saturday said Team Nigeria had a better performance at the Rio Olympics compared to previous outings.
Dalung said this while declaring the second edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) open in Ilorin.
The minister said he was disappointed with those who claim Nigeria did poorly at the games.
He pointed out that Aruna Quadri set a record at the Olympics as well as other Nigerian athletes.
“Chierika Ukogu was also the first black athlete to reach the semi-finals of the rowing event,’’ he said.