The wife of Nigeria’s president, Aisha Buhari has unveiled the Log and mascot for the 2020 world para-powerlifting world cup being hosted in Abuja early next year.
She also unveiled the athletes that will compete in the tournament as well as a clothing line for the event Friday at the State House.
In a statement by her information officer Suleiman Haruna, Mrs Buhari notes that hosting the 2020 championship will be an enormous task, with para-lifters coming from Europe, the Americas and Africa to converge in Abuja, and charged the organisers to put all hands on deck for the ultimate success of the event.
The wife of the president was represented at the event by wife of the Vice President Dolapo Osinbajo.
She notes that the unveiling of the clothing line is a way to source revenue for retired athletes and called for patronage “so that they will not retire into poverty”.
Mrs Buhari expressed gratitude to the Federation for naming the event after her and giving her the privilege of being host to the championships.
Queen Uboh. President of the Nigeria Para Power Lifting Federation, says the choice of the First Lady to host the event is deliberate, knowing her commitment to the cause of the vulnerable Nigerians, adding that most of the team members are also female and will get inspired by her involvement.
She called on Nigerians to support the clothing line initiative which will usher in a new phase of life for retired athletes.