For Making Nigerians Proud: Reps Donate N18m To Rio 2016 Paralympic Athletes

This is a good one. Members of the House of Reps have resolved to donate the sum of N50,000 each to Team Nigeria athletes who took part in the recently concluded Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The House also resolved to host the athletes soon.

The House took the decision to make the donations totalling N18million subsequent to a motion sponsored by Ayo Omidiran (APC-Osun), stating that members of Team Nigeria having won 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals are worthy of being celebrated.

She said members of the team, though physically-challenged did what has never been done in history of Nigerian sports, which was why she said they needed support and encouragement.

The team surprised many to finish in 17th place overall.