Buhari confers National Awards on Team Nigeria athletes, gives N200m cash

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President Buhari confers national honours on Nigerian gold medallist, Tobi Amusan at the State House on September 15, 2022. Credit: State House.

By David Iorja (ABUJA)

President Muhammadu Buhari today rewarded members of Team Nigeria contingent to the recently concluded Commonwealth Games with National Merit awards and Two hundred million (N200m).

Buhari made announced on Thursday during the Presidential Reception of Team Nigeria to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and World Athletics Championship in USA.

Four members of the team were honoured with the Officer of The Order of Niger (OON).

The athletes are Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Blessing Oborududu and Fumilayo Folashade. The gold medallists who fell on Category A of the Awards were also rewarded with Four Million and Five hundred thousand naira (N4.5m) each.

In Category B which also contained gold medallists with MON Awards with N4.5 Million cash gift are; Odunayo Adekuoroye, Onywkwere Chioma, Nwachukwu Goodness Njideka Iyiazi, Ofili Favour, Lawal Afolashade, Genesis Mercy.

Atheletes who won silver medals fell in Category C, and were honoured with Federal Republic Medal Class 1 with cash gift of N2.5m while Category D (bronze medalist) were honoured with Federal Republic Medal Class 2 with One Million and five hundred thousand naira (N1.5m).

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