Ismail Abubakar, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who represented the Minister, Sunday Dare, during the Games’ closing ceremony, commended the states which participated.
He praised them for their cooperation during the seven-day event.
“I thank Almighty God for the huge success recorded in the games and I also wish to express my profound gratitude to all the states which participated in this first edition.
“I also thank all the team officials and athletes, as well as sponsors with all their participation,” Abubakar said.
Peter Nelson, Chairman of the Games’ Local Organising Committee (LOC), while speaking also, said the next edition of the competition would be more interesting than the first edition.
“This is why we can promise that the second edition of the National Para Games will be more interesting,” he said.
Nelson disclosed that the second edition was expected to take place next year, while subsequent editions would be after every two years.
“This was put in place to lessen the burden on states, in having to fund athletes for both the National Para Games and the National Sports Festival in the same year,” he said.
Below are the top five positions on the Games’ final medals table:
States Gold Silver Bronze Total Position
Bayelsa 31 30 32 93 1st
Oyo 24 15 21 60 2nd
Kano 21 13 8 42 3rd
Edo 17 5 1 23 4th
Ondo 15 11 3 29 5th
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