Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, has congratulated Russell Tiza Orchii, for emerging World Champion at the 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Sweden.
Ortom’s compliment came as part of a brief statement on Sunday by Terver Akase, his Chief Press Secretary.
Governor Ortom described the 25-year-old Powerlifting Champion as a pride of Benue State and the entire county.
He said Russell Orhii demonstrated the true strength of a champion by lifting an 83kg weight at the world powerlifting tournament.
The Governor stated that the feat attained by Orhii who was also a two-time American champion shows the determination and excellence for which Benue people are known.
Governor Ortom felicitated with Dr Paul Orhii’s family on the record setting achievement of their son in powerlifting, and wishes him greater success in the sport.