Olympics: Nigeria’s medallists Ese Brume, Oborududu get $17,500 rewardAugust 4, 2021 0 By Udelue Favour
Olympics: Nigeria’s medallists Ese Brume, Oborududu get $17,500 rewar
The Nigerian Government has rewarded Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume with $10,000 and $7500 respectively for winning medals at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Ese Brume and Blessing Obodururu won bronze and silver medals at the Olympics Games respectively.
The Federal Government had announced a cash reward worth 15, 000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, 7,500 dollars for gold, silver, and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics.
A statement on Wednesday said the athletes were presented their cash prizes by the Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in a victory party held at Grand Prince Hotel, Tokyo Japan on Tuesday.
The minister was quoted as saying, “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 performances.”
Reacting, Oborududu said, “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.”
Chioma Ajunwa was the first person who won a gold medal for Nigeria in the Long at Atlanta 1996, Brume follows suit with a bronze, while Oborududu is the first Nigerian Wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
They have made us proud and we’re happy for them.