Tokyo Paralympics: Izunaso Hails Team Nigeria, Congratulates Sunday Dare

Team Nigeria at Tokyo Paralympics Games

The Founder of Kpakpando Foundation, Senator Osita Izunaso has sent a hearty congratulatory message to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare over the stellar performance of the country in the just concluded Paralympics Games in Tokyo, Japan.

With the unprecedented medals haul by the Nigerian Paralympics, Senator Izunaso said persons with disabilities in sports have remained the nation’s greatest source of pride and hope as they have consistently brought success, laurels in continental and global competitions more than their counterparts without disabilities.

While Nigeria won only two medals (One silver and One Bronze), placing 74th and best 8th among 54th African nations in the main Olympics, our Paralympics team made the country more proud with 10 medals, (Four Gold, One Silver and Four Bronze) placing 33rd in the world and fourth in Africa.

Senator Izunaso who has been severally recognized and honored, locally, continentally and globally for his exceptional support to Nigerians with disabilities commended the Sports Minister for the outstanding training given to the Paralympics team and hitch free organization of their games in Tokyo.

The Kpakpando founder enjoined the Minister to ensure that the Olympics medalists and other members of the Paralympics are given all the necessary encouragements in terms of adequate rewards and facilities so that they continue the winning streak for the nation.

Senator Izunaso in the congratulatory message, signed personally, commended all the Paralympics medalists: Flora Ugwuanyi, Bose Omolayo, Latifat Tijani, Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Laurita Onye, Olaitan Ibrahim, Eucharia Iyazi and the men’s team for making Nigeria proud in Tokyo.

“By your perseverance and thoroughness to win, you have proven that indeed success can be superbly attained regardless of any disability. You have been recognized as Sports Icons worldwide and have kept the country’s flag raised and we join the rest of the world in your joy. Kpakpando Foundation is proud of you all,” Senator Izunaso declared.

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