Minister of Youth and Sports Development declares open First edition of National Para Games, tagged ‘Abuja 2022 Festival.

Written by on April 10, 2022

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, on Saturday stressed the need to find young talents for para sports games to replace the aging ones.

Dare said this at the opening ceremony of First edition of National Para Games, tagged ‘Abuja 2022 Festival’, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Dare said the mandate of the ministry aligned with the vision of the Disability Act, adding that there are disability commission of the National Assembly and committees chaired by lawmakers.

15 Para-Sports Games which include Amputee football, Nigeria shooting sport Federation, sitting Volleyball, para table tennis, para swimming, wheelchair basketball, para taekwondo, wheelchair tennis, para badminton, powerlifting, deaf sport, para athletics, para soccer, para karate and para canoe will feature at the event.

Gombe, Enugu, Anambra, Adamawa, Abia, FCT Abuja, Yobe, Plateau, Oyo, Kebbi, Ondo, Kano, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Bayelsa and Bauchi states were represented at the opening ceremony which kicks off on Sunday and is expected to end on April 15.

Seun Fakorede

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