National Sports Festival: physically challenged athletes protest alleged discrimination


Physically challenged athletes have staged protests in Lagos over their alleged exclusion from the forthcoming 2022 National Sports Festival in Delta State scheduled to hold from November 28 to December 10.

The Para-athletes blocked the Ojuelegba axis in Lagos carrying placards conveying their grievances.

They called on the sports minister Sunday Dare not to exclude them from the biennial festival.

Speaking earlier on TV360’s sports  programme, 360 Sports, the president of the Para Athletics federation of Nigeria, Rafiu Etti, called for support from the government and private sectors in the areas of funding and equipment for the athletes.

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