Nigerian first individual Olympic Gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa- Opara, has been named among those listed for the Merit Award at the forthcoming South-East SPORTS/HUMANITARIAN Merit Award of Excellence.
The event will be held December 2 and 3, 2022, at the Gymnasium hall of the Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, under the chairmanship of Senator Osita Izunaso.
The programme is being packaged by the South-East Para Sports Forum.
With the Executive governor of Enugu sate, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as Special guest, event coordinator, Mr. Silver Chinedu Ezeikpe, the South-East region representative on the executive board of the Paralympic Committee Nigeria(PCN), said apart from Chioma Ajunwa, all the South-East governors are also going to be given awards.
And insists the Merit Award is not for all comers but based on humanitarian and philanthropic services of those concerned for immensely contributing to the development of Para- Sports, especially in the South-East region of Nigeria.
Adding that such gestures will propel them to do more for humanity and as well serve as a wake-up call for other well-meaning Nigerians who are yet to see the need to help the needy in our society.