By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A statement in Abuja on Monday by Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said Buhari joined all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud.
The president commended the athletes for winning 12 medals and setting new records, which made them the top-performing African team at the games.
He extolled the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympic athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity.
Buhari applauded the athletes “for their tenacity, focus and determination, which has brought glory to the country’’.
He also extended gratitude to all the officials and trainers of the athletes, who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours.