Minister assures PowerWeightlifters of Support to  Paralympics


The victorious powerweightlifters who came tops at the World Power Weightlifting  competition  in Manchester  have been  assured of support to commence  early  preparations for  the Paralympic  in Tokyo, Japan.

Speaking  during a reception  for the team at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium,  Abuja on Tuesday,  Chief Sunday Dare said.

“Your performance  can be described  as excellent  and superlative winning 10 gold, 2 silver and setting two new world records.

We couldn’t  have asked for something better as a country, it can only get better. You have kept the spirit  of Excellence which you are known for alive.

This country is proud of you, you have put the country on the global map. This signposts what to expect at the Paralympics  in August, we expect you to make the country proud”

On funding for the team, the Minister said “In the last one year we have worked to improve support to the team. We are going to work with the Federation to ensure they get proper support to attend all the Qualifiers.They are going to get higher  funding as they prepare for  the Paralympics”.

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