By Paul Erewuba
All roads will today lead to the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos venue of this year’s International Paralympic Committee organised seminar/workshop holding from August 10 -12, 2017.
Not less than 60 Para-Powerlifting officials drawn from across Africa will be featuring at the three days seminar.
The event which is in conjunction with Nigeria Para- Powerlifting Federation, will attract 40 participants from across Africa, with the remaining 20 coming from the host nation, Nigeria.
According to the organisers, participants would be trained in four major areas of the Para- Powerlifting Sport.
These include, Athletes, Coaches, classification and technical officials.
Starting from 8am daily, the programme which is the first of its kind to be hosted not only in Nigeria but West Africa, will not only enhance the potentials of Nigeria Para- Powerlifting officials, but also boost Nigeria’s chances of maintaining her number one position in Para-Powerlifting globally.
Secretary General of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, Abulude Dayo has appealed to the Nigerian technical officials penciled down for the event to ensure that they avail themselves of this opportunity since such programme comes once in a while.
Participating countries include, Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa and host country Nigeria among others.