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FG inaugurates paralympic board

Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, has inaugurated the newly elected board members of the Paralympic Committee Nigeria (PCN) with a charge to ensure inclusiveness for the purpose of maintaining podium performances in all competitions across the globe.

During the inauguration ceremony which held on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, Delta State, Dare expressed optimism that with the calibre of members elected, Nigeria is sure to record more accolades through its paralympians.

According to him, Para-Sports is one of the games that has lifted the nation’s flag high in global events and as such, the athletes need encouragement and support to enhance their performances

He therefore called on the new board to bring their wealth of experience and knowledge to bear in ensuring a proper administration of the sporting activities of Paralympians in the country

While congratulating the new board members on their election, he thanked the Delta State Government for hosting the Congress.

The newly elected President, Paralympic Committee Nigeria (PCN), Mr Odebode Sunday, assured that under their tenure, Nigeria is sure to witness more podium appearances from the athletes.

Apart from Odebode, other board members are: Shodipo Ayinde (1st Vice President), Ugwunwa Flora (2nd VP & Female Athlete Representative), Isah Suleiman (Secretary General), Agbado Douglas (Assistant Secretary General), Ettington Rafiu Olawale (Treasurer) and Asaba Pius Idowu (South West). Others are Ezeikpe Chinedu (South East)
Adisa Lukman Abefe (North Central) and Bungon Dauda (North West).

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