25 years after, Lagos State Government gifts Nigeria’s first Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa three bedroom flat!

25 years after, Lagos State Government gifts Nigeria's first Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa three bedroom flat! 2

The Lagos State Government has gifted Nigeria’s first Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa a three-bedroom flat in recognition of her grandeur feat at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu presented Chioma Ajunwa with the keys to her new apartment in a brief ceremony yesterday.

Chioma Ajunwa, who still serves with the Nigerian Police Force, revealed recently in a sports show on Lagos Talks that she is yet to receive the house gift which the then military administrator of the state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola promised her.

Governor Sanwoolu said her achievement is a historic one and it will serve as a motivation for young athletes.

“When Dr. Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah represented the country in the 1996 Olympic Games, some promises were made, and very typical of us as a people, we forget. I have met and kept the promises of my predecessors in ensuring that our athletes get what they deserve,” the governor said during the presentation.”

He also noted that;

She has remained a good reference point for sport, journalism, and everything that relates to sport in our country. She is a true demonstration of a can-do spirit, which reflects her decision to serve the country as a police officer after attaining a coveted position on an international sporting platform.

“We will continue to use her as a testimony to give women a strong voice and good representation in our sports organizations. We have made it compulsory to reserve 30 percent of positions to our women in Boards of sports organizations in Lagos.”

Chioma Ajunwa is currently an Assistant Commissioner of Police in the State and she remains Nigeria’s individual Olympic gold medalist to date.

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