Abidemi Abdulmumin, the newly elected president of the Nigerian Parafootball Federation, said on Friday that he would take the sport to a greater height in the country.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that Abdulmumin made it to the board and emerged victorious as Federation President with 10 unopposed votes.
The election was held under the direction of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Monsur Abdullah, who stood as technical representative, emerged as the new vice president with 10 unopposed votes.
Abdulmumin said he would follow in the footsteps of the late president Lawan Didi to develop the sport.
“Didi is the founder of Para-soccer in Nigeria, he loves and has a passion for the sport; I will work with him to take the sport to a greater height.
“I promise better welfare for the athletes, good exposure and more competitions to keep the sport busy and active.
“Sponsorship has been the biggest challenge affecting the development of sports in Nigeria.
We are looking for sponsors to support our activities.
“I must work to develop the sport in Nigeria and the sport will be known in Africa and the world,” he said.
NAN reports that seven Parasport Federations were supposed to have their election on Friday, but only six Federations took place.
The federations are Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Soccer, Para Swimming, Sitting Volleyball and Amputee Soccer.