The Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation, NDSF, has attributed lack of concern and support from the National Sports Commission and States Sports Councils/Commissions as well as lack of experience and technical know-how of the administration of Deaf Sports especially at states level in the Country as the major challenges bedeviling the Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation.
This was made known by the President of the Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation Alhaji Usman Ahmed Nahuche in a interview with newsmen at his resident in Gusau, the Zamfara State Capital.
He said since the formation of Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation in 1996 as a body, the Federation has faced another serious challenges which includes, inadequate part-time sports administrators and coaches, lack of employment and support for retired athletes who have done the country/states proud and lack of sponsorship and patronage to organise various lined up sports programmes.
He suggested that, for the Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation to sustain and develop, there is need to ensure the organisation and sponsorship of the National Deaf sports Festival being proposed for deaf sports distinct from National sports Festival as agreed at the National Council of sports meeting in Calabar, February, 2016.
He further advocated that, the corporate bodies should accept the partnership of Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation for the organisation and sponsorship of Deaf sports programmes in order to market their products as well as promoting their company even as they discharge their Corporate Social Responsibility.
He then appealed to Federal and 36 states governments to look inward on how to improve the living conditions of people living with disabilities in the country and Nigeria Deaf Sport Federation to thrive.
“It is not deafness that matters but peoples’ attitude towards it,” he contended.

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