Following the heroic welcome it received and its sterling performance at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nigeria’s contingent to the games has been hailed by President Muhammadu Buhari for “an outstanding performance and making Nigeria proud” at the games.
According to a statement by his senior special assistant on media, Garba Shehu, 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 Paralympians, 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 extended gratitude to all the officials and trainers of the athletes, who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours,”Shehu said.