Philip Shuaibu Adopts Nwokocha, Drops $10,000 For Olympics Preparations
By Niyi Busari
Edo state deputy governor Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 as part of preparations to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The amount was paid directly into the account of the adopted athlete. Nwokocha Nzubechi confirmed reciept 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.