Enugu State Government Holds Talks with Visually Challenged Commonwealth Boxing Gold Medalist
Officials of the Enugu State government on Tuesday met with the visually challenged Commonwealth Boxing Gold Medalist from Nomeh in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Steve Ogboh.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, disclosed that the meeting held in Enugu was sequel to “the directive of the ever-caring and compassionate Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”.
The statement added that Information Commissioner and the Chairman of Nkanu East LGA, Engr. Abel Uchenna Nwobodo, led the government’s discussions with the visually impaired boxer, who is also a National Sports Festival Gold Medalist, with a view to finding the best ways to assist him overcome his challenges.
Mr. Ogboh, who is currently blind, in a video that went viral, identified himself as an indigene of Nomeh in Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State, adding that he won the gold medal in boxing in 1974 Commonwealth Game in New Zealand.
The visually challenged boxer appealed to government at any level to assist him with a smart walking stick and also resolve the communal issues he is having with some people in his community over his identity.
However, the outcome of the meeting with Mr. Steve Ogboh was not available at press time.