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PATRICK-OGBOGU Irene Ojiugo
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Nigeria   
GenderWomen
Age46
Place of BirthAnambra, NGR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Abuja, NGR
Occupation
Director
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Public Administration - Enugu State University of Science and Technology: Nigeria
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I developed an interest in the sport after watching a programme on television."
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies, baking, travelling. (punchng.com, 16 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The fact that a person is living with disabilities does not mean that they should not live a fulfilled life. As far as I am concerned, there is no barrier that cannot be broken if one is determined to succeed." (punchng.com, 16 Dec 2017)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio contracted at age three. (Judith Heumann Instagram profile, 07 Oct 2015)
Other information
FOUNDER
In 2011 she founded the Disability Rights and Advocacy Centre [DRAC] in Abuja, Nigeria, and has since served as executive director. "After careful consideration and research, I realised that there was still the need to establish an organisation that would really fight for the rights of people with special needs by constantly engaging various stakeholders across the country to make things better. So, I decided to step in. It was so easy for me to dedicate my entire life to it upon graduation from the university even though I had great job offers from different firms." (Disability Rights Advocacy Center Facebook page, 08 Mar 2020; inclusivenews.com.ng, 12 Feb 2020; cbmuk.org.uk, 01 Jan 2018; punchng.com, 16 Dec 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2014 she began serving as vice president of the Nigeria Shooting Sports Federation [NSSF]. "Most of my day, I spend working and attending to a lot of other issues. But as soon as I have the time, I am off to shoot. Besides my advocacy work, I have been the vice president of the Nigerian Shooting Federation." (bestchoicesports.com.ng, 07 Apr 2020; punchng.com, 16 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.