To showcase her professionalism in the police force and her service to the nation, Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist, has been promoted to the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Lagos
The promotion came after she launched a foundation aimed at discovering new stars for the nation.
Prince Henry Amike, the Director General of Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation, expressed his delight on the promotion.
“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.”