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Nigeria’s first Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara now an Assistant Commissioner of Police

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Nigeria's first Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa now an Assistant Police Commissioner - BellaNaija

Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist, has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thisday reports.

Ajunwa-Okwara was promoted from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police by the Police Service Commission at an event at the Police College, Ikeja.

Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, according to Thisday, also launched a foundation a week ago, aimed at discovering new sporting stars in the nation.

Henry Amike, Director General of Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation, thanked God for her promotion, saying:

Till date, this is the only lady who has won an individual Olympics Gold Medal for Nigeria and the International Olympics Committee (IOC), has not said otherwise, why she’s being ostracized still remains a mystery to some of us.

But thank God the Police Service Commission knows her worth and I think overtime Nigerians will appreciate this great athlete, who played football, jumped and ran for the nation

6 Comments

  1. Ese

    December 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    great woman……….congratulations

  2. Timb

    December 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Golden Girl.

  3. kkay

    December 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    “….. why she’s being ostracized still remains a mystery to some of us.

    My response is……
    …..because Nigeria is a country that promotes/ celebrates mediocrity, nepotism, tribalism, materialism.
    Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara and Mary Onyali-Omagbemi are two sports women I know using their personal funds to sponsor young sporting talents.
    It’s appalling that with the crash in our Educational system, sporting activities are no longer adequately supported in public schools.
    The private schools are worse off, where most proprietors are more interested in milking parents dry.

    • Loki

      December 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Ever hear the story of the 200k Bill for tuition and stationery? No biggie until you realise that the bill was for a 3 month old being enrolled in a creche…

  4. Mondela

    December 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Living Legend!

  5. Anon

    December 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Well done. I agree with you Mondela.

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