The boards of 7 National Para Sports Federations were inaugurated on Tuesday at the VIP Lounge of the National Stadium in Abuja.
The Para Federations are Amputee Football, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Soccer, Para Swimming, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.
Inaugurating the Para Sports Federations, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung commended the Electoral Committee for their sincerity in the conduct of the elections held on February 15, 2018.
He congratulated the newly elected board members and charged them to have the best interest of the athletes at heart.
The minister urged them to be hard working and diligent as some of them will soon be elected into international federations .
“I am optimistic that very soon, some of you will occupy great positions in International bodies. Para Sports is a source of National pride and they have also established unbeatable African records in the last Olympic Games in Rio. Let me congratulate you as worthy ambassadors of Nigerian sports.” He said.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Adesola Olusade praised the congresses of Para Sports for holding elections without a single appeal on the outcome. He urged them to be of good behaviour while assuring the board members of the Ministry’s continued support to achieve success in their future endeavours.