It might have come 25 years late but the Lagos State Government has finally redeemed its house pledge to Nigeria’s only individual Olympics gold medallist Chioma Ajunwa.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday announced that Ajunwa who is an Assistant Commissioner in the Nigeria Police would get a three-bedroom flat at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate, Iponri.
“It could have been delayed for 25 years, but today she will be the owner of a three-bedroom flat in Lagos at the famous Babatunde Raji Fashola housing estate in Iponri,” Sanwo-Olu said as he presented the keys to an ecstatic Ajunwa.
“Indeed it could have taken 25 years to keep that promise, but today it’s promised as is deserving. These are the keys to your flat.”
Ajunwa had been promised a house by former Lagos State Military Administrator, Olagunsoye Oyinlola after she set an African record on her way to a long jump gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The promise was not kept and successive governments also failed to redeem the pledge until Governor Sanwo-Olu redeemed the state’s image on Thursday.