Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah continued her pre-Olympic gold medal Silver Jubilee anniversary tour with a visit to another Sports stakeholder in Lagos.
Executive Director of Greatdynamics Talents Rev. Samuel Ikpea who is also the National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) led the Olympic gold medalist to Lekki where they met with Chief Ben Odunze the CEO of EUC Homes.
Chief Ben Odunze, a real estate guru who is also the Babalaje of Ibejuland did not waste much time and gave Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah a plot of land in the Lekki axis to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of her Olympic gold medal.
The gesture is coming barely a few days after the Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu redeemed a long-term pledge of three bedroom apartment to the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist who is now an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Chief Ben Odunze also gave a cash of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) to support the 3-day event being organised by Greatdynamics Talents to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Chioma’s Olympic gold medal.
The three-days event is scheduled for August 2nd, 6th and 7th, 2021 at Shell Hall Muson Centre Onikan Lagos.
In appreciation to the gesture, Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah who had gathered courage now and could not weep decorated Chief Ben Odunze with a replica of the Olympic gold medal which she won at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics in USA.
The presentation of the replica around his neck gave the High Chief an aura of what it looked like to stand on the podium and receive the ultimate gift any athlete looked up to at the Olympics.
Rev. Samuel Ikpea on behalf Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah and his team thanked Chief Odunze for the magnanimity and also called for support from other stakeholders who could still make significant support towards the event.
On Friday, August 2nd in the year 1996, Chioma Ajunwa won Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics with a 7.12 metre jump length.