The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has directed that preparations for the 2020 games begin soon.
The minister gave the directive to the National Sports Federations at the closing ceremony of the 2017 National Karate Open Championship in Abuja.
According to him, preparations must begin early if Nigeria hopes to win laurels at the 2020 Olympic games.
“I hope that the federation’s technical team has been able to identify high-profile athletes from this championship who will be nurtured to stardom to win medals at the Olympics”, he said.
“To qualify for the Olympics, all hands must be on deck”, he added.