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National Para Games: A Melting Point for Unearthing Future Stars, Says Sports Minister

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Emex Henshaw

The Honorable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has lauded the significance of the second edition of the National Para Games, terming it a crucial pathway for discovering emerging talents.

Speaking ahead of the opening ceremony scheduled for December 8-14 in Abuja, the minister expressed confidence that the competition would reveal new gems and exceptional talents destined to represent the nation in World Para Games and future Para Sports events.

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Senator Ennoh emphasized that the National Para Games transcends mere competition and winning medals, asserting, “It is a platform to showcase the incredible talent and determination of our athletes with disabilities.”

He further stressed the need for new talents to perpetuate the legacies of veteran superathletes like Yakubu Adesokan and Lucy Ejike, stating, “We are confident that this event will unearth new stars who will go on to achieve great things for the nation on the international stage.”

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Acknowledging the consistent pride athletes bring to the country, Senator John Owan Enoh commended their efforts.

As Nigeria approaches the next Paralympics Games in Paris 2024, the National Para Games is a crucial opportunity for discovering and selecting athletes poised to don the national colors at the prestigious event.

With veteran athletes nearing the end of their careers, the minister highlighted the necessity for a new generation to fill the void and carry on the legacy of success on the international stage.

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