– The gold medalist of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Chioma Ajunwa, has received the support of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the fight against crime.
– The 50-year-old wants to promote the participation of young people in sport through her Chioma Ajunwa Foundation in order to prevent crime.
– Anjuwa believes that youth crime can be slowed down if they play sports.
Chioma Ajunwa, Nigerian gold medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, has received the blessing
Ajunwa, a deputy police commissioner, is the founder of the Chioma Ajunwa Foundation which aims to encourage youth participation in sport as a means against crime.
The 50-year-old who shortly after the visit of the former president in his Olusegu spoke n The Pentas House residence of the Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) said they had the support and seg during the visit en from the elderly statesman.
She made this known while speaking to journalists and expressed concern that young people have developed nerves for crime instead of engaging in sports. This sparked her decision to change the trend.
Anjuwa claimed that youth crime can be curbed if they play sports.
In In her words: “The way things are going in our nation, our youth, instead of doing sports or learning manual labor, are becoming criminals.
“You want to make it in a hurry. I said now what can I do for my country? I will use my name to get all young people out of the crime and tell them, “If I, Chioma Ajunwa, can do it through sports without a background, you can do it too.
“This is why we have come to tell our father that we want to do this and we need his blessing.”
Anjuwa also announced that their application was approved when former President Obasanjo agreed to support the Foundation and to help the Who- Draw’s who in the country to make sure the foundation is successful.
AFN parliamentary group president Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau accused the Sport Ministry in his statement with the title “Sport Ministry sinks Nigeria’s participation in the World Relays”.
Special advisor to Sports Minister Sunday Dare on Media Affairs John Akanji distanced the ministry and the minister from the allegations.
Akanji, who revealed that the athlete from the US embassy was denied a visa, befra gt also the presidency of Shehu-Gusau. He is not the recognized leader of the AFN.