While it is great that the Sports Minister praises team Nigeria for getting gold medals at the Paralympics, he has come under fire again for making one of those statements that make people think he doesn’t regard Nigerians.
“The disabled athletes have shown that all you need is a winning mentality and not too much preparation, they trained under the same competition with their able-bodied counterpart”, he said according to Channels TV.
Is he saying that people shouldn’t be prepared? The team was the brunt of jokes from western counterparts for not appearing to prepared for the Rio Olympics last month.
Ministry of Youth and Sports promised an elaborate reception for Team Nigeria to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. They won 8 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals to place 17th on the medals table and the best in Africa.