Minister tasks para-athletes to ensure Tokyo Paralympics qualification



Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged Nigerian Para-Athletics team heading to Switzerland, they qualified for Tokyo Paralympics Games.

minister gave charge on Sunday, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, when he bade the team farewell for the qualifiers.

“Nigeria is solidly your bid for qualification for Para- Athletics in Notwil, Switzerland.

“There is no doubt about your abilities, which you have always proved over the years. You must be worthy Ambassadors of our dear country by conducting yourselves very well to attain the best standards for the qualifiers.

“Don’t be distracted, Nigerians are solidly you. You have always made us proud and we are confident that you will not disappoint this time by reaching the qualification threshold.

” We have done our bit, the ball is in your court that Nigeria’s flag flies high,” he said.

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 10 Athletes would by vying to qualify in the Para-Athletics taking place from May 11 to May 17 at Notwil, Switzerland. (NAN)