First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari has unveiled the clothing line for the 2020 para powerlifting world cup holding in Abuja.
The event held at the State House on Thursday, 30th January, 2020. The clothing line is meant to kit the Nigerian contingent including players and officials.
Mrs. Buhari expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness for the games commencing next week and urged for more concerted action from all relevant stakeholders.
A statement made available to Naija News by Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity (Office of the First Lady) said Mrs. Buhari also used the occasion to commend the effort of the Main and Local Organizing Committees as well as the sponsors of the games.
Sponsors of the clothing line, the National Lottery Trust Fund, speaking through its Executive Secretary, Dr. Bello Maigari, said the sponsorship of sports is part of its mandate.
He stated that the para powerlifting athletes have taken giant strides on behalf of Nigeria and won laurels, it is therefore imperative that their effort of attracting the hosting rights to Nigeria be commended and supported.
He further commented that the Fund accepted to Kit them with the right apparel so that Nigeria will stand tall before other nations participating in the competition.
He thanked the First Lady for being the grand patron and brand ambassador of the Team Nigerian Para Powerlifting and concluded that all Nigerians must ensure the success of the International Competition in order to make the country proud.
Earlier, President of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Uboh briefed the First Lady on preparation for the upcoming event and said the unveiling of the clothing line is part of the activities preceding the commencement of the games.
The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the clothing line, which was conducted by the First Lady, supported by Dr. Bello Maigari and Mrs. Queen Uboh.
The Competition will hold from the 4th to 8th February, 2020 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.