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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Team Nigeria returns home to heroic welcome

The special athletes were given a heroic welcome as they arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Some members of Team Nigeria to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games arrived Nigeria on Sunday, September 18.

The special athletes were given a heroic welcome as they arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Senior staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, members of the supporters club, the sporting press, well-wishers and family members all welcomed the athletes.

Receiving the special athletes at a short reception,  the Acting Permanent Secretary and Director Enterprises,  Mr Luka Jonathan Mangset thanked the athletes for making Nigeria proud at the Olympics.

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A bigger reception has been planned for the special athletes by the Ministry of Sports.

Team Nigeria won a total of 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals to finish 17th in the medals table.

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The final batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the Paralympics will arrive the country on Monday, September 19.

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