Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has rewarded 3 Paralympics gold medallists from the state with a gift of N1million and a car each. This was given for their exploits at the games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 3 gold medallists from the state are Roland Ezurike, Ndidi Nwosu and Josephine Orji. Ezurike won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the Rio Paralympics. He won gold medals at men’s power-lifting in the 54kg and 200kg categories.
Nwosu won Nigeria’s 5th gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, beating the defending champion to win the women’s -73kg Powerlifting event.
On her part, Orji shattered the world record of the women’s -+86kg power-lifting event at the Paralympics Games with a lift of 154kg to win the gold medal.
Sports journalist, Rachel Ugiagbe who tweets via @RachelUgiagbe shared pictures from the ceremony where the governor announced the rewards.
According to Ugiagbe, the Imo state governor announced that the coaches of the athletes are to equally receive N1m cash gifts and a car each.
More photos below…