The Members of House of Representatives wednesday resolved to donate the sum of N50, 000 each to the Nigeria Paralympics Team that represented the country at the just concluded Rio Paralympics Games in Brazil.
The House while in plenary adopted a motion by Rep Ayo Omidiran APC, Osun, saying the team deserved the support of the Green Chamber in view of the unprecedented medals won by members of the team. The lawmakers also resolved to host members of the team at a special plenary session. Rep Omidiran said members of the team, though physically-challenged, did what has never been done in the history of Nigerian athletics, which was why she said they needed the support and encouragement of the House. Contributing to the debate, Rep Herman Hembe APC, Benue, said the House ought to celebrate members of the team. For his part, the chairman of the House committee on sports, Goni Bukar, APC, Bauchi said the performance of the Nigeria Para-lympics Team was outstanding and should be replicated by other Nigerian athletes.