Buhari hails Team Nigeria Paralympic heroes and heroines
Posted by News Express | 19 September 2016 | 2,166 times
President Muhammadu Buhari today warmly congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic Games concluded yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“President Buhari joins 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,” Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, said in a statement.
“The President,” according to him, “extols the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympic athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity.
“President Buhari applauds the athletes for their tenacity, focus and determination, which has brought glory to the country.
“The President also extends gratitude to all the officials and trainers of the Paralympic athletes, who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours.”
•Photo shows some of Nigeria’s Paralympic heroes and heroines.