The International Para Powerlifting Committee, IPC, has on Thursday, granted Nigeria the hosting rights for the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships. This was revealed in a statement by Jorge Moreno, Senior Manager of the International Paralympic Committee, to the President of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh. The statement read, “World Para Powerlifting would like to thank the Nigeria Paralympic Committee and the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation for their application to host the Nigeria 2019 International Para Powerlifting Competition from 28 – 30 January 2019 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. “On behalf of the World Para Powerlifting, I am writing to confirm the approval of your competition application. World Para Powerlifting looks forward to working with you to finalize all the details and requirements as outlined in the application to host a very successful competition to heighten the success of Para Powerlifting in Nigeria and to further support the development of the sport across the region.” Nigeria is ranked first in para powerlifting in the world.