January 29, 2023

Paralympians’ determination brought Nigeria glory —Buhari •Second batch of athletes arrives

September 19, 2016
Roland Ezuruike, Nigeria’s gold medallist

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s team for “an outstanding performance” at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 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 Paralympic 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 Paralympic athletes, “who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours.”

Meanwhile, the second batch of the Team Nigeria contingent to the just-ended Paralympic Games in Rio arrived in Abuja on Monday evening.

Nneka Anibeze, the SA Media to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung disclosed this via a social media platform.

“Again, the Ministry of Youth and Sports was on the ground to welcome the victorious team. Congratulations,” said the statement via her twitter handle, @nnekaikem.

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