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#RioParalympic2016: Nigerian Paralympic Athletes Return Home To Heroic Welcome (Photos)


The first batch of athletes to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio returned to the country yesterday.

They were received by senior staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, members of the Supporters club, the sporting press, well wishers and family members.


At a brief reception held at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the Acting Permanent Secretary and Director Enterprises Mr. Luka Jonathan Mangset thanked the athletes for representing and making Nigeria proud at the Paralympics.


Speaking on behalf of the Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, the acting Permanent Secretary promised that a bigger reception will be held for the team when all other members of Team Nigeria to the games return.


The second batch of athletes will arrive in Abuja on Monday.
Team Nigeria to the 2016 Paralympic games won a total of 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals to place 17th.









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