Sunday, November 22, 2020

Caretaker Chairman, shares story of how 15 year old Vera from Chikun LG, won 3 million at Kaduna Marathon

The caretaker Chairman, Chikun Local Government Area, honourable Samaila Liman, has shared the story of Vera, a native of Chikun Local Government Area, who won 3 million Naira at the just concluded Kaduna Marathon, in the race for the female category of the half marathon, against other African athletes. 

In a social media post, he said, "2 weeks ago she didn't have the registration fee for the race, Chikun LG decided to pay for her and 29 others. Today, she's a proud winner of N3 million prize money.
After she came top, I asked about how she felt. Vera obviously didn't know what had hit her. She couldn't smile, she couldn't cry. That village girl is a heroine today and with potentials to conquer the world. At 15, she floored all the elite athletes from Kenya and other East African countries.
I saw little Vera at starting point being pushed aside to allow space for the foreign and elite athletes as the practice is. But she kept her cool, waiting for her moment.
So many lessons for young people to take home. She's indeed an inspiration to everyone, he added.

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