Abiodun honors Ogun athletes with rewards

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, awarded cash prizes to athletes from the state on Friday in recognition of their outstanding performance at this year’s competitions, including the 13th African Games in Accra.

Abiodun directed the Ogun State Ministry of Sports Development and the Ogun State Sports Council to award cash prizes to Team Ogun athletes for their participation in the mid-year athletic events.

A special reception and cash prizes were given to Ogun athletes who won medals for the state at both national and international levels during the event held at Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta.

The gold medalist received N500,000 in cash, the silver medalist received N300,000, and the bronze medalists received N250,000 each.

Coaches and the athletes who participated without medals were also given N150,000 each.

Athletes who profited from the cash flow included Tobi Amusan, who was represented by her mother, as well as others like Dorcas Adesokan, Adebisi Adekanbi, Joy Ola, Onyebuchi Chisom, and Sagari John.

The state’s honorable commissioner of sports, Wasiu Isiaka, who spoke at the event on behalf of Abiodun, praised the athletes and encouraged them to keep up the good work.

“I am convinced that celebrating the incredible achievements of our talented athletes and expressing our gratitude to them for making Ogun State proud on both national and international stages will not only boost their morale but will also inspire others to put in their best since they know that it’s now a tradition from His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun CON to reward hard-working and excellence,” he said.

“The 13th African Games saw an impressive display of talent and dedication from athletes across the continent. Consequently, among them, a group of exceptional individuals stood out. Their hard work and perseverance culminated in the ultimate recognition, which the medals symbolize. These athletes have made their countries proud, inspiring a new generation of sports enthusiasts and cementing their places in history.

“To our own Ogun Athletes who made the list of TEAM NIGERIA at the 13th African Games in Accra Ghana, your dedication and perseverance have paid off, and your names will go down in history as champions. You have proven that, with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Your achievements will continue to inspire a new generation of athletes, and your legacy will live on for years to come.”


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