The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday restated the Federal Government’s commitment to the development of Para sports in the country.
Dalung made the assertion in Lagos at the opening of the Second Agitos World Para Powerlifting and Para Athletics seminar.
The seminar was organised by the International Paralympics Committee in conjunction with the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting and Para-Athletics Federations.
The minister, who was represented by Yemi Usikaye, a Deputy Director in the ministry, said that para sports had brought international glory to the country and should be sustained.
Dalung commended the world body for its contribution toward the development and promotion of para sports in the country and Africa at large through its developmental programmes.
Dalung, however, called on the private sector to support the government in its effort to further develop para-sports.
The minister urged the participants to utilise what they learnt from the seminar to improve on their knowledge of the sports.
Richardson Dillon, the Development Coordinator of World Para Powerlifting, said the aim of the seminar was to develop and grow para sports in Africa.