September 2 201
The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare alongside Special Assistant on Sports to President Buhari, Daniel Amokachi on Thursday warmly received the first batch of Paralympians who returned to the country from Tokyo, Japan.
The Paralympians who arrived in Lagos on Thursday at Muritala Mohammed International Airport were welcome home by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sport development, Sunday Dare, Special Assistant on Sports to the President, Daniel Amokachi, Journalists and teeming supporters.
Addressing the Journalists, the Honourable Minister Sunday Dare showers encomium on the athletes for their outstanding performance. He however commended them for making Nigeria proud .
According to him "Whether you have a medal round your necks or not. You have demonstrated that you have great abilities in spite of your challenges. It is not just about the colour of medals around your necks".
"You should also be happy and proud of yourselves. You broke records, set some new world records, received standing ovations many times and held your own against the best and kept your heads up
"You have done us proud. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is happy with you. Nigerians are happy with you and all we can say now to all of you is 'thank you"... Minister concluded.