Benue: Ortom Congratulates World Powerlifting Champion Orhii

Benue: Ortom Congratulates World Powerlifting Champion Orhii

Benue-born Russell Tiza Orhii (Image: Facebook/I am Benue)

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated Russell Tiza Orhii for emerging the World Champion at the 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Sweden recently, Concise News reports.

In a statement on Sunday signed by Governor Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor describes the 25-year-old Powerlifting Champion as a pride of Benue State and the entire county.

He says Russell Orhii demonstrates the true strength of a champion by lifting an 83kg weight at the world powerlifting tournament.

The Governor states that the feat attained by Orhii who is also a two-time American champion shows the determination and excellence for which Benue people are known for.

Governor Ortom felicitates with Dr Paul Orhii’s family on the record-setting achievement of their son in powerlifting and wishes him greater success in the sport.


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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.




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