The Federal Government has rewarded Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume with $10,000 and $7,500 respectively for his or her spectacular outings on the Tokyo Games.
Brume received Nigeria’s first medal within the competitors on Tuesday after she completed third within the lengthy leap occasion whereas Oborududu acquired silver within the 68kg girls’s freestyle wrestling in a while the identical day.
The Youths and Sports Ministry had earlier promised to reward the nation’s athletes with $5,000 for gold, $3,000 for silver and $2,000 for bronze however elevated the prize to $15,000 for gold $10,000 for silver and S7,500 for bronze.
After Brume and Oborududu gave the nation one thing to cheer about, the ministry was fast to reward them.
“There’s no point delaying the reinforcement of these athletes who have made the country proud, that is the reason they were rewarded immediately for their record breaking performance,” the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare mentioned whereas presenting the prize to each athletes in a ceremony held at Grand Prince Hotel, Tokyo on Tuesday.
“I am just super excited and I want to say thank you to all my supporters and the Federal Government of Nigeria for the encouragement,” Oburududu mentioned after receiving the reward.
The excited wrestler described the federal government’s gesture as encouraging.
The ministry had earlier defined that the transfer was aimed toward driving “home the point that the Federal Government rewards superlative efforts”.
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Oborodudu made historical past as the primary Nigerian wrestler to win an Olympic medal courtesy of the silver medal she received within the girls’s 68kg freestyle.
Brume’s medal was the primary to be received in monitor and subject since 2008 on the Beijing Olympics the place Blessing Okagbare and the ladies’s 4x100m relay staff received a silver medal every.