President of the PCN, Brig. Gen. Emico Eruwa, while commiserating with the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation and the family of the deceased, said the death of Ndidi Nwosu, a Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder came to him as a rude shock and has thrown the entire Paralympic family into mourning mood.
“I am shocked and saddened by the sad news of Nwosu’s death which has thrown the entire Paralympic family into a sad mood. This is a young woman full of life and has been representing Nigeria very well internationally only to be snatched away by cold hand of death.
Secretary General of PCN, Isa Suleiman in his condolence message, said Ndidi Nwosu who competes in 73kg weight category, was role model to the present generation of Para Power-lifters and described her demise as a big loss.
“Nwosu , was a lifter that other athletes want to emulate due to her hard work and approach to duties. No wonder she is holding the world record even to death”.
According to Suleiman, Ndidi Nwosu who died on March 1, 2020 was the Paralympic world record holder. She also won gold medal for Nigeria at the the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the Mexico 2019 Wold Cup among others.
She died after a protracted illness following complications arising from the spinal cord injury she sustained at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Aged 43, late Ndidi Nwosu is survived by her husband Ikechukwu Nwosu and two children.May her soul rest in peace.Amen.