Nigeria’s Imo State governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has rewarded three Paralympic gold medallists from his state with gifts of cash and a car.
Mr Okorocha hosted powerlifting gold medallists Roland Ezurike, Nwosu Ndidi and Josephine Orji at the state house in Owerri on Thursday.
The governor then announced a cash gift of 1m naira ($3,100, £2,400) and a brand new car each for the trio.
Their coaches were also given a car each.
Nigeria ended the Rio Paralympics with eight golds, two silvers and two bronze medals to finish 17th in the medal table, the top-ranked African country.