Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, Nigeria’s first and only Olympic individual gold medalist has just been made the assistant commissioner of police.
At an event which took place on Monday, 11 of December, at the police college in Ikeja, her promotion from a chief superintendent of police to the assistant commissioner was rightly earned owing to her dedication and dogged pursuit of the enlightenment of the Nigerian youths.
The promotion came following her launch of a foundation aimed at discovering new stars and hidden talents that will contribute positively to the growth of the nation.
Following her emergence as the first ever Nigerian Olympic gold medalist in the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ajunwa has since been making waves in the police sector, fighting towards the change of the general overview of the police force.
In his speech, Prince Henry Amike , the director general of the Chioma Ajunwa-okpara foundation and also a top athlete in his glory days commended her on her feat.
“till date, she is the only lady who has won an individual Olympic gold medal for Nigeria and the international Olympics committee has not said otherwise. The police service commissioned knows her worth and I think over time, Nigerians will appreciate this athlete who played football, jumped and ran for the nation.”
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