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.

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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.