Let’s recognise our aralympians

JUST as they made the country proud in 2012, our paralympians have done the same at the Rio Paralympics.

After the event, Nigeria emerged as the most successful team in Africa, with eight golds. As a result, I want the Federal Government to host these athletes who have done us proud, thereby giving them a sense of belonging.

Most of them had achieved their feat with little support from government quarters, but we must show appreciation to them for flying the flag of the country high in far away Brazil.

Apart from the Federal Government, the athletes’ respective state governments should also honour them, as well as our corporate organisations.

We shouldn’t say we will not appreciate these heroes because of the economic situation of the country. They need to be recognised.


  • Tunde Akanji,


Kwara State.