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Nigeria to host first Para-sports Festival

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has concluded arrangements for the successful hosting of the maiden edition of the National Para-Sports Festival in Abuja.

In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, the Event will run from April 9 to15, 2022.

The Statement explains that the Games is aimed at giving the People Living With Disability in sports a sense of belonging and opportunity to exhibit their potential.

Para-Sports has produced the highest number of medals in the Paralympic Games for the country since Nigeria started participating.

Fifteen Para-Sports are expected to participate in the median edition of the Festival.

They include Para-Powerlifting, Para-Athletics, Para-Table Tennis, Deaf Sports, Para-Soccer, Wheel Chair Tennis, Para-Badminton, Para-Canoeing, Sitting Volleyball, Wheel Chair B/Ball, Amputee Football, Para-Swimming, Para-Taekwondo, and Para-Shooting.

Reporting by Christy Dashe, editing by Daniel Adejo.