Edo Deputy Governor Adopts Nwokocha For 2020 Olympics
The recently launched adopt-an-athlete campaign by the federal ministry of youth and sports development Tuesday yielded more success as the Edo state Deputy Governor Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 as part of preparations to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The amount was paid directly into the account of the adopted athlete and Nzubechi confirmed receipt of the payment to former Olympic medallist and Special Adviser on Sports to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Amb. Mary Onyali.
Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, a known lover of Sports, was part of players who gained promotion to the elite league with Bendel Insurance and is presently a registered player of Bendel Insurance in the second tier league.
The deputy governor continues to be an avid supporter of various sports in Nigeria and has solidified this by this adoption.
Nwokocha Nzubechi who was born the 7th of April, 2001, hails from Abia state and is a student of the University of Port Harcourt. She represented Nigeria in Athletics 100m in 2009 and will be part of team Nigeria to the 2020 Olympics.