Newly elected board of Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN) says it is determined to do everything possible to get the sports a place in the All Africa Games.
Secretary of the body Suleiman Isah who revealed this in a chat with Sportinglife Wednesday, said inclusion in the All Africa Games will not only boost the sport but will further offer the players wider opportunity to showcase their skills while proving beyond doubt that there is ability in disability.
“The new Executive believes so strongly that getting the sport into the All Africa Games will make a huge different. We intend to collaborate with African Paralympic Federation to achieve this,” he enthused
He dismissed insinuation in some quarters that that the PCN’s recent election was not fair, noting that on the contrary the election was free and conducted in accordance with the PCN constitution.
He said “this is the first time we are having an election into the board of PCN in the history of Para sports in Nigeria and that was why the congress upheld the constitutional provisions in article 26.2 that zonal representative must be persons with disabilities and existing board members ”
“So everything was done to make it credible, even candidates for executive positions were nominated by the federation and this has shown that the country is ready to embrace the best practices in the management of Para sports, ”
The new board of the Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN) has Brig Gen Eruwa Emico as President, Bankole Anderson Abiodun as 1st Vice President, Akindoju Idedayo Olaloye as 2nd Vice President and Suleiman Isah as Secretary.
Other members of the board include Lawal Modupe Abosede (Treasurer), Odior Sunday Ketu (Asst Secretary) while Ruel Ishaku and Flora Uwunwa are male and female players’ representatives respectively