Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Sunday posted a wrong result from the ongoing World Championships in Doha.
In the tweet, the minister wrongly announced Nigerian hurdler, Tobi Amusan, as the winner of the women’s 100m hurdles, an event that was yet to hold.
According to the IAAF programme of events, the women’s 100m hurdles is expected to hold on Saturday.
Realizing his error, the minister apologized for the wrong tweet before deleting it.
He tweeted, “Apologies. My bad. This tweet was wrong. I recall it. ‘Doha- 20-year Tobi Amusan is golden! Glorious moments for Nigeria as Tobi Amusan clinches Gold In the Women 100 meters hurdles in Doha. Thank you Tobi’.”
Reacting, his followers urged him to check his information before tweeting.
One of them, Alesh Owolabi, said, “Apologies accepted. Take a second look at information sent to you next time and double confirm it. Information is golden.”
On Wednesday, September 18, the minister also deleted a tweet announcing that he reached out to the father of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, as Nigerian and English football officials battle to win over the Blues’ youngster.
Unlike Sunday’s tweet, the minister did not apologise or give any reason for deleting the Tammy’s tweet.