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Monday, September 19, 2016

Nigeria’s Record-Setting Paralympics Team Return To Rousing Welcome

Nigeria’s record-setting Paralympics athletes have returned to the country.
The team, which won a record 8 gold medals at the Rio Paralympic games, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday evening to the scores of well wishers who sang and danced to welcome them.


Officials from the Ministry of Sports were also at the airport to welcome the team. The National Anthem was sang for the victorious athletes.
Speaking on behalf of the Sports Minister, an official of the Sports Ministry, Luca Jonathan Mangset, said Nigerians were proud of the athletes.

Nigeria “is very proud of them for making the country proud,” he said while welcoming the athletes at the airport.
Mr. Mangset said a more elaborate event will be held to celebrate the Paralympians.

The assistant captain of the Nigerian team, Esther Oyema, said she and her teammates were very happy with the welcome they received.

Esther, who won silver in the Powerlifting Women’s -55 kg category in Rio, said she and her colleagues were motivated to do better at the next competition.

Apart from the eight gold medals, the team also won two silver and two bronze medals setting six new World Records in the process.

Culled from Premium times.


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    2. Awesome. Ability in disability. Get up, get out. Be great!

  2. Welcome home team, thanks for representing us well. We are proud of you all

  3. It better not end with just the reception o. These guys need to be shown proper love.

  4. Welcome back my heroes......what de able men cant achieve.....

  5. Welcome my people, Nigeria is so proud of your accomplishments

  6. Congratulations, there is ability in disability. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

  7. I guess some people read Abati's article. Nice.

  8. We are proud of you guys. God bless you all.

  9. I know one of dem. *winks* let me go and 'famz' him. Lol. Success indeed has many relations, children and friends. Cos I remembered wen dis guy was to leave for their camp in Abuja,and was financially down non of His friends or immediate family agreed dey had transport to give him. At a point, dey even switched off der phones. That was how d wife met us...
    Today, he has won a bronze medal 4 d country and d wife told me yesterday dat everyone has been calling her to give her update and saying dey will show up in person to congratulate him. Some relatives are already tendering their request lists.
    Congrats to u bro and ur team. U will never go down in life again.

  10. You are welcome back, you do us proud!

  11. Welcome home Champions!

    You guys rock!

  12. It's not by reception oh. You better start paying them well. These ppl made Nigeria proud whether u like it or not

  13. Good and fine, I congratulate them. but let them do something concrete for them, a good sum of money and immediate federal employment.
    Please anybody with connections to ministry of sport should contact me.

  14. Welcome our champions, God bless you all.
    We're very proud of you guys, thank you.

  15. May there light continue to shine. Congrats


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