Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has redeemed his pledge to paralympians from the state, whereby he has presented brand new Kia Rio saloon cars to the three Imo Rio216 gold medalists along side their coaches.
Presenting the cars to the five beneficiaries and a check of N1 million each on behalf of the governor, the Chief of Staff, Government House Owerri, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said that the gesture is in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to the Paralympic medalists of Imo origin who represented Nigeria.
The chief of staff maintained that the medalists have made Imo State proud and encouraged them and other athletes to keep faith and put more efforts.
The Chief of Staff presented a plot of land document to one of the medalists, Orji Josephin Precious who has won many gold medals in the past.
Responding, on behalf of others, Orji Josephin Precious appreciated the governor for fulfilling his promise today. She told the crowd that trooped out to grace the occasion which was held at Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber that every athlete in Nigeria now “wants to be an Imolite” because of the extent of love the governor expresses to them. She prayed for God to bless the governor.