March 24, 2017

PARALYMIC GOLD MEDALISTS FROM IMO STATE, NIGERIA, REWARDED BY THE GOVERNOR WITH CASH AND CARS

      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. Source: BBC
Reuters

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