The Ministry of Youth and Sports today received free ceremonial apparels for athletes taking part in the Paralympic Games.
On the occasion, the donor of the apparels Safiya Asabe Bashir, a business woman said she was moved to donate the items when she heard that there was no money to pay for the supplies.
“I heard the call during the news for corporate organisations to donate towards the Olympics so I decided to contribute my own quota by sewing 50 pieces of embroidered blouses and long skirts with kaftans and caps. I feel happy but I didn’t expect it to be a big event like this. It’s just our own Corporate Social Responsibility. We have been doing it in one way or the other but we didn’t expect that this will help the Ministry or that we will get this kind of media coverage” Sefiya Bashir said.
Receiving the items, the Director Federation of Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) Hauwa Kulu- Akinyemi thanked the donor and called on other individuals and corporate companies to invest in partnerships which will take sports to greater heights.
Mrs Akinyemi charged the athletes to work hard to bring glory to the country as many Nigerians were looking up to them for medals during the games.
The Paralympic Games start September 7 to 18, 2016. Nigeria will be taking part in Para athletics and powerlifting.