Video Captures Emotional Moment 1st Nigerian Olympic Gold Medalist Gets 3-Bedroom Flat after 25-Year Promise
- Chioma Ajunwa couldn't hide her excitement after the Lagos state government gifted her a three-bedroom apartment
- Ajunwa made the country proud by winning its first gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
- The keys to her flat at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate in Ikoyi were handed over to her by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
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It was an emotional moment for Chioma Ajunwa, Nigeria's first Olympic gold medalist, as she was gifted a three-bedroom flat by the Lagos state government after 25 years of her heroic act in Atlanta.
In an emotional video that was shared on Instagram by @lindaikejiblogofficial, Ajunwa who made history as an athlete at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, jumped up in excitement when the announcement was made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
She was promised a house, and after 25 years, the promise has been fulfilled. The apartment she was gifted is situated at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate in Ikoyi area of Lagos.
The police officer couldn't hide her joy as Governor Sanwo-Olu handed over the keys to the flat.
The Lagos state government also posted photos on its Facebook page.
What are Nigerians saying?
"Look like Lagos state is only the better side of Nigeria."
"25 years..some isrealite doings o..but better late than never."
"Nigeria my country after 25years."
"After 25 years, thank God she is still alive to collect the house. This is the reason many Nigerians born abroad don’t want to participate in Nigeria games."
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu battles chess prodigy in friendly game
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state warmed the hearts of many after engaging 10-year-old chess prodigy Ferdinand Maumo in a friendly game.
The governor took to his Facebook page to share photos of himself and Ferdinand as they slugged it out in the game of chess on Sunday, June 13.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said he accepted the challenge from Ferdinand on Children's Day.
According to him, the game ended in a stalemate as Ferdinand did not make it easy for him.