PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated Nigeria’s team for “an outstanding performance” at the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil.
According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, President Buhari joined all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud by winning 12 medals and setting new records, which made them the top-performing African team at the 2016 games.
The President extolled the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympics athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity.
He applauded the athletes for their “tenacity, focus and determination, which has brought glory to the country.”
The President also extended gratitude to all the officials and trainers of the Paralympics athletes, “who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours.”