Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has drawn attention to the plight of retired para powerlifters and other athletes in Nigeria, many of whom retire into hardship after having served their country superlatively.
She made this call during the opening ceremony of the Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup, on Tuesday, February, 4 at the International Conference Center.
A copy of the press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday is reproduced below:
Mrs Buhari said, “I have since observed the contribution of these athletes in reshaping the image of Nigeria with immense significance and the country owes them a debt of gratitude. She called on the nation to start repaying this debt by ensuring they are well taken care of in their time of need.
“It is in this light, that my…