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Paralympics Games: Team Nigeria Arrive Rio

The Nigeria’s contingent to the 2016 Paralympic Games has arrived in Rio, Brazil.
The 35-member contingent departed Abuja on September 1
A statement issued by the Special Assistant, Media, to Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, Nneka Anibeze, said the team promised to win medals for the country.
23 athletes will represent Nigeria in the games.
Six of the athletes will feature in Para- Athletes, 14 in Para-Powerlifiting, while three will take part in Para-Table tennis.
NAN also reports that 12 officials, including coaches, medical personnel, helpers, loaders and team administrators, accompanied the team.
Anibeze said that the minister had urged the team before its departure, to compete fairly and be of good behaviour at the games.
“I bring you warm greetings from the father of the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Mr President sends his goodwill and encouragement which is reduced to, “Go and make Nigeria proud.’’
“I congratulate you for qualifying for the games at a time the country is undergoing trials.
“One thing that amazes me about you is your determination, commitment and patriotism.
“As you go for the games, compete fairly, honestly and give it your best,” Dalung was quoted as saying during the departure ceremony.
NAN

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