Buhari Hails Paralympic Team, Describes Their Performance As Outstanding
SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated Nigeria's team at the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil, for an outstanding performance.
He 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, noting that they were able to excel in the face of adversity.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu 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.