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You’ve done us proud, Dare hails returning Paralympians

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has hailed athletes who represented Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics for doing the nation proud.

Dare said this when he and the Special Assistant on Sports to the President, Daniel Amokachi, received the first set of returning Paralympians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday.

“You have done us proud. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is happy with you. Nigerians are happy with you and all we can say now to all of you is ‘thank you’.

“It is not just about the colour of medals around your necks, whether you have a medal around your neck or not. You have demonstrated that you have great abilities in spite of your challenges.

“You should also be happy and proud of yourselves. You broke records, set some new world records, received ovations many times and held your own against the best, and kept your heads up,” Dare said.

Nigeria have won eight medals — three gold medals, one silver medal, and four bronze medals at the 2020 Paralympics.

The country is still in contention to win more medals in the athletics events.

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