Nigerian medalists at the Commonwealth Games and other international games are now beneficiaries of a N200 million gift from President Muhammadu Buhari for their outstanding performances.
Those honoured at the event include Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume among other athletes who were gifted N200 million by the President.
An award of recognition was also presented to Amusan by Buhari during a reception for the Nigeria 2022 Commonwealth Contingent in State House, Abuja, on Thursday.
The team members were also awarded National Honours. Added to this, the president presented an award of recognition to Tobi Amusan, the world record sportswoman, during a reception for the Nigeria 2022 Commonwealth Contingent in State House, Abuja.
Buhari said by their amazing performance, the athletes brought joy to many people and homes across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari 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.
‘You brought glory and honour to our country. And today, on behalf of the nation- I say, THANK YOU!”.
Tobi Amusan on Monday set a World Record, twice, to win the 100m hurdles in a grand style at the World Championships.
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