Buhari Splashes N200m On Team Nigeria, Confers National Honour On Amusan, Brume, Others

Written by on September 15, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has splashed N200m on Team Nigeria’s athletes to the just-concluded World Athletic Championship in Oregon, USA and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Speaking at a special reception organised for the athletes at the State House in Abuja on Thursday, President Buhari announced N200 millon reward for Team Nigeria contingent to Birmingham Games and conferred national awards on 17 athletes that won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Games respectively.

He said ”I watched with millions of Nigerians those exciting moments when you all brought smiles to us and our homes by breaking world, national and games records, as well as achieving personal best in your careers.

“Your outstanding performances in recent times are consistent with the determination of a nation always yearning for excellent performance. You all, members of Team Nigeria have ignited the spirit for victory in our nation but even more you have been victorious in major sporting championships and games.

”I have followed keenly your achievements at the World Championships in Oregon USA and indeed your remarkable performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. And I am very pleased that you displayed at both the personal and group levels great sporting talents and delivered for your country great podium performances.”

“You all Team Nigeria made that possible. You brought glory and honour to our country. And today, on behalf of the nation- I say, THANK YOU!”

Top on the list of the awardees is the world champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan, who bagged the national honour of Officer of Federal Republic (OFR).

Also conferred with OFR honour were Ese Brume, Blessing Oborududu and Fumilayo Folashade while the quartet were also rewarded with N4.5million each for making the country proud with the world athletics and games records at the global sporting events.

Other gold medalists at the Games were awarded the national honour of Member Order of Niger (MON) and N4.5m each respectively.

The silver and bronze medalists classified in categories C and D
were honoured with Federal Republic Medal Class 1 and 2 with cash reward of N2.5m and N1.5m respectively.

(leadership)


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