By NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi
Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has reportedly expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of Nigeria’s Powerlifter, Ndidi Nwosu, who recently passed on to the great beyond. Nwosu who represented Team Nigeria at various international competitions, the high point was the gold medal winning feat at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
While expressing deep condolences and sympathy to the family of the late powerlifter, the Minister extolled the performances of the deceased which raised Nigeria’s profile on the international scene. According to Dare, It is with deep shock and sadness when he received the news of the death of Nwosu. Their thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues.
The minister stated that she will forever be remembered as a patriot who committed herself to advance Nigeria in para power-lifting globally. Similarly, President of PCN, Brig. Gen. Emico Eruwa, while commiserating with the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation and the family of the deceased, said the death of Nwosu came to him as a rude shock and has thrown the entire paralympic family into mourning mood.
Recall that Ndidi won gold medal for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the Mexico 2019 Wold Cup among others.